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100 Mile Joe - Joe Lovinsky 100 Mile Horn Scholarship Run

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BENEFITING: SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY

ORGANIZER: SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY

EVENT DATE: Mar 28, 2014

Major Rob Twitty

THE STORY:

SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY wrote -

Retired member of the U.S. Army Brass Quintet and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music/French Horn Joe Lovinsky will run 100 miles around the Shenandoah University track and through Winchester. Not for a medal, but to raise $10,000 for scholarships to help Shenandoah Conservatory French horn students.

As the son of Haitian immigrants, Joe grew up in one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods. Through the encouragement of his eighth-grade music teacher, he signed up for band. He immediately fell in love with the French horn and classical music. That passion became the central driving force in his life, leading him to the Juilliard School in New York. However, every day was a struggle financially. While between apartments and waiting for a student loan check to come in, he dodged security guards to sleep under a piano in one of the practice rooms. Occasionally, he slept just blocks away from Times Square in Bryant Park.

After running in several ultramarathons, Joe decided to take on the challenge of a 100-mile ultramarathon. Remembering the financial struggles he experienced as a student, he knew he wanted his 100-mile run to reflect his life’s passions: the French horn and his conservatory students.

“I thought, ‘if I’m going to put in all this work, all this effort and beat up my body this much, then I really should do it for a cause,’” said Lovinsky. “I love the horn, I love horn students, and I have a real feeling for those who are struggling financially. I know Shenandoah does all it can to assist students with scholarships and financial aid, but I just thought if I could do something to help even more, then why not do it while I’m accomplishing my 100-miler? This could be the difference between someone actually graduating and getting a degree or never getting their degree.”

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  • Major Rob Twitty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Curtis and Angela Watson

    $50

  • Gail Petersheim

    $50

  • Joseph Lovinsky

    $100

  • Joseph Lovinsky

    $50

  • Joseph Lovinsky

    $50

  • SMA Ray & Jeanne Chandler

    $50

  • Ultrafred

    $50

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The Team: $6,143 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY

Amount Raised

$5,578

 

112% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Major Rob Twitty

Amount Raised

$545

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Bon Edwards

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Ultrafred

Ultrafred

DONATION: $50

Joe, look for the JFK 50 challenge 22 Nov 14 Details to follow. 6 years ago

SMA Ray & Jeanne Chandler

SMA Ray & Jeanne Chandler

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Joseph Lovinsky

Joseph Lovinsky

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Herbert Rhodes Sr. Miami Northwestern High School Band Director 6 years ago

Joseph Lovinsky

Joseph Lovinsky

DONATION: $50

In Honor of Dr.Philip M. Paul and Mrs.Lorna Jean Paul Horn Teacher Emeritus Cannon Summer Music Camp 6 years ago

Joseph Lovinsky

Joseph Lovinsky

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Jerome Ashby 6 years ago

Gail Petersheim

Gail Petersheim

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Curtis and Angela Watson

Curtis and Angela Watson

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Major Rob Twitty

Major Rob Twitty

DONATION: $100

6 years ago