Bring Chrisnel Grand-Jean to the Madison, Las Vegas and NY Marathons

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Chrisnel Grand-Jean has a personal record of 2:10 in the marathon. He should be competing world wide!
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Eyleen Chou
Sports
Cap Haitien
Haiti
1 Team Member

Summary

Coach Chrisnel Grand-Jean is a world-class athlete but no one knows his name. 

Born in Northern Haiti in 1979, Chrisnel Grand-Jean has always been that natural athlete. When he's not in a good mood, he runs, when he wants to help the community he sets up running clubs for local kids. He is an All-American but he's All-Haitian.

Coach needs money to compete in marathons around the world. Goals for this year are:

May 27 - Madison Marathon in Madison WI

June 16 - San Francisco Marathon

Nov 17 - Las Vegas Marathon

For 2014, we'll be hoping that he qualifies for world-wide events and of course 2016 would be for the Olympics! 

If you contribute to this campaign, not only are you helping Chrisnel achieve his lifelong goal but you are also helping decrease corruption and increase transparency in Haiti. 

We hope to get corporate sponsors for Coach as well but every little penny counts. If we can crowd source this campaign the better and the easier it will be on everyone's pocket books. 

What We Need & What You Get

We need funds to pay for Chrisnel's hotel, food, and most of all plane tickets and Visas. 

  • $3000 for airfare (1000 per ticket to the US)
  • $190 for a Visa to the US
  • $2100 hotel and lodging (for each race Coach will be staying a week in each location to give talks to local sports teams and universities. $100/night for 21 nights)
  • $1000 ground transportation - we will have to rent cars in Madison, SF, and Vegas
  • $1000 for food and supplies 
  • $1000 for Chrisnel's supporter T's and hats
  • $1000 for Chrisnel's own warm-ups, jerseys, running shoes, socks, etc. for the year

In addition, Coach's sports club in Northern Haiti has qualified 3 youth runners to compete in French Guyana in June.

  • $8000 for airfare (1600 per ticket, 3 runners plus Coach and another adult chaperone)
  • $1000 for Visas and other legal fees
  • $11,710 Scholarship money for future races for these kids
  • $0 housing, food and ground transport will be provided by the hosting organization. 

What you get if you donate...

  • $10 - a RUN HAITI RUN button
  • $25 - a RUN HAITI RUN shirt
  • $50 - a Chrisnel Jersey
  • $100 - a signed Chrisnel Jersey
  • $200 - a team Haiti track jacket
  • $400 - a signed team Haiti jacket (signed by Chrisnel and the 3 kids going to French Guyana)
  • $500 - sponsorship of a youth runner
  • $1000 - sponsorship of a youth runner plus a scholarship (pay for their competition and schooling)
  • $2000 - your name and/or company name on the Team Chrisnel shirts that will be worn by all volunteers in Haiti and the US involved with the project
  • $5000 - your company logo on the TEAM CHRISNEL shirts
  • $10,000 - private dinner with Coach Chrisnel in Haiti or your home town. All expenses paid (flight, lodging etc.)
  • $20,000 - private spring break to Northern Haiti planned for by Eyleen Chou and Coach Chrisnel for Easter 2014.

If we don't reach our goal the money will be put towards the kids at MINEHO Sportif Club International in Northern Haiti. 

 

The Impact

You have the power to change the course of history. If Haiti continues to sponsor Haitian American athletes rather than their own people, what hope do Haitians have? 

Be a part of the change to tell the Haitian government to support the dreams of its own people. Not the dreams of outside investors and politicians. 

Be a part of a world record. Coach Chrisnel is only 7 minutes behind the world record. With the right kind of support, he can train in Iten, Kenya along side the world's fastest men and women to break 2 hours within the next 5 years. 

Coach has big dreams. Be a part of them. 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute monetarily, we will be looking for volunteers for when Coach comes to Madison, SF, and Vegas. We will need tour guides, water givers, and just people who love to tweet and use social media. 

Stay in touch with us by emailing mumogame@gmail.com with the subject line COACH CHRISNEL

 

Thank you! 

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  • $10USD
    Run Haiti Run Button

    Put your button on your backpack, lapel, shoes, wherever to show your support!

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  • $15USD
    Run Haiti Run Magnet

    Stick this on your work fridge. Tell people about Chrisnel Grand-Jean!

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  • $25USD
    Run Haiti Run Shirt

    Our general made in Haiti T shirt to be made by Lighthouse Designs in Delmas.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    Chrisnel Jersey

    We'll be making Chrisnel Jerseys for people to wear. They'll likely look like basketball jerseys or a soccer jersey. Red and Blue are the colors of Haiti

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Signed Chrisnel Jersey

    Signed by the man himself

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  • $200USD
    Haiti track jacket

    Wear what all the Haitian Olympians wear.

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  • $400USD
    Signed Haiti track jacket

    Chrisnel and the 3 youth runners will sign your Haiti track jacket!

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500USD
    Sponsor a Youth Runner

    Pick a youth runner and your funds will go towards paying for their registration fees and running clothes and shoes. Eyleen and Coach will put together profiles of each youth runner so you get to know them. You'll have access to their home phone number and email so you can talk to them regularly.

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  • $1,000USD
    Sponsor a Student Runner

    Education is the key. Pay for a kid's mental, physical and educational future!

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  • $2,000USD
    Name on the TEAM shirts

    we will all be wearing TEAM CHRISNEL shirts when we support him in Madison, Vegas, and SF. Get your name on the shirt for $2000.

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  • $2,000USD
    PR: Company Name

    Best PR for a company is to support a good cause. Get your name on our TEAM CHRISNEL SHIRTS.

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    Company LOGO

    Best PR for a company is to support a good cause. Get your LOGO out there.

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