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Be a Game Day All-Star

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The D10 provides a world class Game Day experience, and volunteers play mission-critical roles in making it happen.

Whether it's shepherding a heat of athletes through the ten events, capturing memorable moments for The D10's social media, or supporting the recovery stations in the Athlete's Village, volunteers are in the thick of the action.

Their enthusiasm and dependability ensure a seamless and exuberant Game Day payoff for the athletes who've been training with purpose for months. 
All volunteers will receive their specific assignments the week of the event. Like the athletes themselves, volunteers receive an invaluable opportunity to build relationships, cultivate camaraderie, and… Read More

Brett Beebe: Selflessly Competing for the Kids

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The D10 Athlete Profile explores what brings competitors to The D10 playing field... and what they bring away from it. 

Brett Beebe
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Director, Sports and Entertainment
The D10 Los Angeles
Fundraising goal: $10,000 (Team Mela No Mas!)
2019 Marquee event: Rowing

D10 athlete Brett Beebe has dedicated his life towards supporting kids and is no stranger to the challenges of facing cancer. Along with his committed teammates from Mela No Mas at this month's D10 Los Angeles, Brett is ready to BRING IT.

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Chris Newman: Every Opportunity Is Crucial

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The D10 Athlete Profile explores what brings competitors to The D10 playing field... and what they bring away from it. 

Chris Newman
USI Insurance Services
Vice President, Employee Benefits
The D10 Los Angeles
Fundraising goal: $20,000 (Team Mela No Mas!)
2019 Marquee event: Pull-Ups

When first-year D10 athlete Chris Newman stared down late-stage Melanoma in 2018, it wasn’t the first time cancer impacted his life. Spearheading team Mela No Mas at this month's D10 Los Angeles (with D10 NYC stalwart/"cousin-in-law" Casey Gough rounding out the roster), Chris is fired up for his first opportunity to compete D10 style, and we’re honored to share his story here.   

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Mark Fisher: Training Towards a Goal

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The D10 Athlete Profile explores what brings competitors to The D10 playing field... and what they bring away from it. 

Mark Fisher
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Vice President
Fundraising goal: $6000 (Team J.P. Morgan)
2019 Marquee event: Pull-Ups

Do you have a personal connection to The D10's mission of fighting pediatric cancer?
Fortunately, pediatric cancer has not directly impacted my family and friends. However, as the father of two boys, I can only imagine the toll this type of diagnosis can take on a family. When my kids have had health concerns, not quite on the scale of cancer, it…
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Brandon Boyd: Building Lasting Friendships and a Great Community

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Brandon Boyd
The University of Texas at San Antonio / First Class Fitness
Adjunct Kinesiology Professor/ Founder 
The D10 Houston
Fundraising goal: Team Patrick's Phalanx ($6,000)
Marquee Event: Broad Jump [Goal 10 Feet 1 inch]

Houston D10 team Patrick's Phalanx brings some heavy hitters to this year's event and Brandon Boyd's no exception. A former high school and college football player, Brandon, a Houston-native, has competition in his bones and a passion to fight cancer. 

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Carly Antonucci: Team Atmosphere Builds a Family

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Carly Antonucci
Principal Sales Engineer / Timken Steel
The D10 Houston 
Fundraising goal: Team Whatever It Takes ($6,000) 
Marquee Event: Pull Ups [Goal 6 Reps]

Second year competitor Carly Antonucci may be a "Jersey girl," but she's clearly adopted Houston as her home away from home. Carly's also  a serious D10 competitor. In last year's Houston D10, she obliterated 7 of her 10 goals, including flying 9 inches above her Vertical Jump goal. She's back in 2019, ready to compete hard and fundraise even harder. 

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Christian Menefee: The Definition of Healthy Competition

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By his own accounting, Christian Menefee has spent "a few years of my life in the pediatric ward."

Christian's older brother Patrick fought multiple bouts with leukemia growing up, receiving life-saving treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In support of his brother, and his family, Christian spent many long nights and full days on the ward while his brother battled. 

Having internalized the importance of both medical care and emotional support to the afflicted, Christian later spent time volunteering in the pediatric ward, and it was this personal connection to the mission that led him to The D10… Read More

Ethan Holmes: Running Hard Again

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Ethan Holmes
Consultant / Newman & Newman, LLC
The D10 Chicago
Fundraising goal: Team Newman ($25,000)
Marquee Event: 400 Meter Run (Goal: 0:52)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
Much of this for me was a return to my college playing days conditioning and athletic form. That was the initial self-interest at least. I had gotten out of my routine of daily workouts and running and my body was suffering from that.
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