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Congratulations, Team IPEF!

2014 Participating Partner Champion

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Thirty-one Team IPEF runners participated in the 2nd Annual Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday, November 9, 2014.  Runners joined Team IPEF as charity partners for the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation with a goal of raising funds and awareness for IPEF. Each team member was required to raise a minimum of $250.

The 2014 inaugural team went the ‘extra mile(s)’ in all they did to support District 204 schools and the Foundation. Collectively Team IPEF has raised more than $31,000 and was named the 2014 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon Participating Partner Champion for raising the most funds for their organization.

Twenty-six charities participated in this year’s Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon partner program and combined to raise nearly a quarter million dollars for area and national non-profits.  501 of the 6,000 participants in the 2014 event were runners dedicating their races to a cause.

Team IPEF runners had the chance to select a specific school in District 204 to represent.  Those schools will receive half the funds each runner raised.  The remaining money will go toward IPEF programming that supports district wide initiatives like teacher grants, Young Hearts for Life and the Annual Science Fair.

A special thanks to the incredible efforts of the individuals that participated in the inaugural Team IPEF.

Team IPEF Runners

Runner / Selected School for Fundraising / Race
Tulin Akin – Indian Plains High School (Marathon)
Stacy Bella – Crone Middle School (Half Marathon)
Kristine Black – Prairie Children Preschool (Half Marathon)
Kate Bruno – STEPS (Half Marathon)
Joann Buerstetta – Welch (Half Marathon)
Jim Dickerson – Cowlishaw (Half Marathon)
Taylor Drefcinski – Waubonsie Valley High School (Half Marathon)
Yoni Espinoza – Georgetown Elementary (Marathon)
Nancy Fister – Steck Elementary (Half Marathon)
Kristen Flanders – Metea Valley High School (Half Marathon)
Billy Ghighi – Neuqua Valley High School (Half Marathon)
Mary Howicz – Brookdale Elementary (Half Marathon)
Bryan Jaffe – May Watts (Half Marathon)
Julie Johnson – Granger Middle School (Half Marathon)
Mary Kelly – Granger Middle School (Half Marathon)
Jackie Kohorn – Spring Brook Elementary (Half Marathon)
Roy Kozlowski – Brookdale (Marathon)
Vivian Makropoulos – Gregory Middle School (Marathon)
Dawn Malartsik – Young Elementary (Half Marathon)
Jon Malartsik – Young Elementary (Half Marathon)
Lily Mertes – Georgetown Elementary (Marathon)
Terri Nauman – Welch Elementary (Half Marathon)
Janice Nolte – Clow (Half Marathon)
Kevin Owen – Young (Half Marathon)
Mike Rossi – Neuqua Valley High School (Marathon)
Kate Sidio – McCarty Elementary (Marathon)
Randy Sidio – Steck Elementary (Marathon)
Patty Smith – STEPS (Half Marathon)
Jason Stipp – Waubonsie Valley High School (Half Marathon)
Teresa Sullivan – Still Middle School (Half Marathon)
Terry Sullivan – Longwood (Half Marathon)
Jodi Wojcik – Builta Elementary (Marathon)


Thanks to Rutenberg Realty and Country Financial Representative, Jude Mertes, for their generosity in sponsoring events supporting Team IPEF.

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