Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $334,134

Team Four Lean Hounds

Support us as we take on the Challenge for former foster youth who want to attend college!  We’ve already covered our race costs, so your entire donation goes toward Orangewood Foundation college scholarships.  Together, we can help Orangewood prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential!  The event is going to be a true test of our physical and mental abilities. While you can’t help us with that, you can help us achieve our fundraising goal. Making a donation is a lot easier than participating in the race!


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On September 15th, we are competing in the 3rd Annual Orangewood Adventure Challenge to raise money for college scholarships for former foster youth. Our team will be running, mountain biking, kayaking, and completing a few surprise elements over a 25-mile course on Catalina Island. For this event, each Challenger makes a $2,000 tax-deductible donation to Orangewood Foundation and is asked to raise an additional $8,000 for Orangewood through sponsorships from family, friends and colleagues.

If at all possible, please consider sponsoring us and contributing to the great work of Orangewood Foundation. More details on Orangewood are below. A donation of any amount will be appreciated.


Orangewood Foundation is one of the leading providers of services to current and former foster youth. Its mission is to prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential. They help almost 2,000 foster and community youth annually prepare for independent adulthood.

Without guidance, encouragement and resources these teens are unprepared to make the transition from foster care to self-sufficient adulthood. Within 18 months 40-50% become homeless and unemployed. Orangewood programs focus on four critical areas: health & wellness, housing, life skills & employment, and education. They meet a broad array of needs: from groceries and a hot meal, to transitional housing, to life skills workshops and employment leads, to our innovative Samueli Academy charter high school and scholarships for college and graduate school. Click here to read more about the four service areas.

Beyond the programs, for thousands of youth in our community Orangewood means “family,” “opportunity” and “hope.”

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DONATIONS / Messages of Support

Chip Graham $2,000 7/1/2018 Race Entry
$25 9/7/2018
Jim Weisenbach $200 9/7/2018 It sounds like it will be a day creating long lasting memories - I hope most of them are Good memories!
Christopher Migliori $250 9/10/2018
Steve High $1,000 9/11/2018
Jeff Graham $50 9/20/2018 Great job!
Don Kang $2,000 7/1/2018 Race Entry
$25 9/7/2018
$25 9/7/2018
Don Kang $3,000 9/17/2018
Paul Tobin $2,000 7/1/2018
Stuart Cook $500 7/23/2018 Go get em tiger
Daniel Wakely $500 8/17/2018 Great cause Paul. Glad we could help out.
Jeff Bocan $50 8/20/2018
Blair Thomas $2,500 8/27/2018 Try not to hurt yourself.
Michael Gardner $500 9/4/2018 Tobes, keep on doing it mate - awesome work. Gards. Inspirational mate to you and all who compete - well done! Break the record.....
Michael Kane $100 9/5/2018
Chrissie Emmel $250 9/6/2018
$25 9/7/2018
Facebook Fundraising- Jason Howie, Corrin Towbridge, Nicholas Hare, Brendan Tobin, Jamie Reed, Christopher McHattie $760 9/18/2018
Carlos Leija $50 9/10/2018 Have a great race Paul!
Christopher Migliori $250 9/10/2018
Thomas Noya $200 9/13/2018
Rick and Kim Gallagher $1,000 9/14/2018 Is that photo from college?!? Go big Paul!
Sharon Sritong $100 9/17/2018
Jeff Manley $2,000 9/26/2018 Congrats on the third place finish, sorry I wasn't able to join you this year.
Check Family Foundation $2,000 8/28/2018
Check Family Foundation $5,000 9/16/2018 It was an excellent event!

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