Coach Jonno is part of our extended soccer family and he came to us some months ago asking Travis to pick a charity that he could raise some money for in Travis’ honor. With so many great organizations we have come across throughout our journey that was a very difficult decision to make. But, Travis kept coming back to Make-A-Wish for all of the incredible things they do for so many kids facing life-threatening challenges. So, Travis decided on Make-A-Wish San Diego!
Jonno’s idea was that on Sunday, October 26th, 2014, he would run a 50k Trail Run and the money he could raise from people sponsoring him would go to this great organization (yes, that is 50 kilometers or 31 miles). If he can reach his goal of raising $8,000, Make-A-Wish San Diego will dedicate a child’s wish in honor of “Travis the Warrior.” Travis asked: “Coach Jonno is really going to do all that for me?” Wow! What else can we say? Jonno is such an inspiration and we are in awe that he would go through such a grueling training program and a 50k race is such a special way to honor Travis’ battle (keep in mind, many of his training runs will be between half and full marathons).
Here is the link to Jonno’s website with a little about his story. There is also a picture of Jonno and Travis, both sporting their Travis the Warrior t-shirts. Hopefully we can help Jonno reach or exceed his goal to make a child’s special wish come true. Donation amounts of any size will help.
You are awesome Jonno!!!
Tony, Lynne, Tyler and Travis