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Jarrod Shaw: I Run For Those That Can't Run, I Jump For Those That Can't Jump

W680 jarrod shaw vertical We invite you to get to know our amazing D10 Board Members. Jarrod Shaw sits on the Board of The D10 Chicago. An incredibly self-motivated man who understands the value of hard work.

There are two kinds of motivational speakers in this world: those who list the job title on their LinkedIn profiles, and those who motivate others by often quiet example. Count Jarrod Shaw in the latter category.

Jarrod Shaw can't relate an origin story for his own internal drive, he merely remembers when it clicked. In eighth grade, Jarrod took honors as an MVP and something inside him said quite strongly, "Success feels good." It… Read More

Kevin Ward: I Want Top Step On The D10 Chicago Podium

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D10 Chicago newcomer, Kevin Ward, has high hopes for his first Game Day. It's singular -- Top Male Athlete. Brash? Maybe. They teach brash at Iowa football. 

The former Iowa Hawkeye defensive and special teams standout drives himself when it comes to training for his inaugural D10 competition. He uses no coaches, no trainers, no workout partners. It's Kevin Ward against Kevin Ward, trying to overcome that D10 hurdle facing all former football players -- how the heck do you run an 800M?

Luckily for Kevin, before he added pounds for college ball, he was a… Read More

Matthew Burton: I'm So Serious About D10 Training, I Built An App

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


Matt Burton
QA Lead / Pixel Press
The D10 Chicago
Fundraising goal: ($2,019)
Marquee Event: Broad Jump (Goal: 11 feet)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
The core motivation for me is doing what I love, training and competing while helping the fight to cure children's cancer. It's such a natural win-win. There's nothing quite like what
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Jason Ferreri: Defending His Executive Title In Chicago

W680 jason ferreri nyc 2017 The D10 Athlete Profile explores what brings competitors to The D10 playing field... and what they bring away from it. 

Jason Ferreri
Executive Vice-President / KAR Auction Services
The D10 Chicago
Fundraising goal: ($2.5K)
Marquee Event: Pull-Ups (Goal: 29 Reps)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
The cause, the camaraderie, and the competition. All three of these provide the incentive to come to compete yearly in The D10. 

How much of your motivation for participating in The D10 stems from its charitable mission?
A tremendous amount. The D10's mission to raise funds for pediatric cancer research is a…
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Mark Mol: Sweating At The D10 Philly In Honor Of His Amazing Cousin

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The fact of work-life: when the boss casually mentions his adorable daughter is selling Girl Scout Cookies, you‘re going home with three boxes of Tagalongs that day. And when the boss says he’s looking for a few good women and men to compete in a worthy sports charity event, and you’re an avid runner, you’re now on the list.
 
Such are the innocent beginnings of a great re-awakening for Mark Mol of Macquarie Investment Management in Philadelphia. Mark works at the sales desk. Smile and dial. Little did he know that an ingratiating nod to the higher-ups at his office would…
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The D10 Philly 2019 Program Is Here!

W680 phillyprogramcoverpagerev In 2019, The D10 expanded from four cities into multiple new markets across the country. Philadelphia is the first of these new D10 cities; the birthplace of our nation and bubble gum (colored pink quite by happenstance).

Philadelphia has moxie, grit, and most importantly, Philadelphians. Many of our outstanding NYC athletes hail from the Philly-area, now they have a D10 to call their own. This is the first year in Philly; we expect it to be a powerhouse for athletic prowess and pediatric cancer fundraising alike. 

Digital Game Day programs for Philly can be downloaded: HERE.

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Tim Hagan: The D10 Has Come To Philly, This Is My Hometown

W680 tim hagan football The D10 Athlete Profile explores what brings competitors to The D10 playing field... and what they bring away from it. 

Tim Hagan
Sales Executive / Vanguard
The D10 Philly
Fundraising goal: Team Valley Forged ($5K)
Marquee Event: Bench Press (Goal: 20 Reps)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
It is a fantastic way to make a huge contribution to one of the most worthy causes out there while filling the void of competitive sports that many of us have not had since college. 

How much of your motivation for participating in The D10 stems from its charitable mission?
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Emily Ruyle: The D10 Rocky Mountain Inspiration

W680 emily ruyle adventuring rocky mountains We invite you to get to know our D10 Board Members. In our first installment, Emily Ruyle leaps into the breach in our inaugural D10 Colorado benefitting the Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation. An amazing woman with an amazing story. #Bring it, Emily.

Tears and sweat are not exactly the same, but for the story of Colorado native Emily Ruyle, they were shed in equal amounts these past few years.

Emily Ruyle grew up in a small town in Northeastern, Colorado. Like so many athletes involved in The D10, Emily’s own story would soon become a life touched by cancer.

Emily
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