WHAT IS TEAM ARIANA
I created Team Ariana at 12 years old with the intention of simply raising $25,000. To date, I have raised over $250,000 in goods and services for Vogel Alcove through the sport of triathlon.
Located in Dallas, TX, Vogel Alcove is a non-profit organization that provides free childcare and case management for homeless children and their families ages six weeks to five years old. Their mission is to “Help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness.”
To read more about Vogel Alcove, see www.vogelalcove.org.
A LIFETIME PASSION
The early years when I was figuring it all out
WHEN THE TROPHY IS BIGGER THAN YOU
One of my favorite late season races – The Old College Tri. This year I won the individual and team event.
One of my hardest races when I was 11. It consisted of a 5 mile hilly trail run, 16 mile bike, 2 mile trail run and then a race straight up the top of Enchanted Rock.
SMALL, BUT STILL OPEN WATER CHAMP
Contrary to assumption, I got my dad into the sport WITH ME when I was 12. The inaugural year of the open water Spring/Fall Classic.
ONE YEAR INTO MY CAREER AGE 8
My mom still was allowed into transition. Looking down at the setup now, I must have anticipated staying the night with all that stuff.
Percentage of Homeless Population Who Are Children
Percent of Unemployed Parents Who Utilize Vogel Alcove
Percent Of Dallas Children In Poverty
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The homeless epidemic among children is real in every major city in every state in the U.S. It is heart wrenching to meet these most innocent victims of circumstance who do not have their own room, bed or special pillow to call their own. It is our duty as human beings to pause for a moment and do what we can to give back. Each one of us has a voice. Let’s work together to make a difference. To date, Team Ariana has raised over $300,000 for the benefit of homeless children across the country…and we are just getting started.
Homeless Children in U.S. Each Year
Public School Children Who Are Homeless
Number of Homeless Children Served by Vogel Alcove
Percent of Homeless Children Under Age 5
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MY SPONSORS
You all make the mission possible. You believed in me at a very young age and provided the platform for tackling the epidemic of homelessness among children. Thank you for your continued support!