Meet Whole Children parent and Board Member Eric Aasheim! He is participating in the race with team Dirty Martini.
What inspired your fundraising team name?
Team Dirty Martini is the name of our cycling team. If we can drink martinis and stay upright on our bikes as we ride 500 miles across Iowa, we should be able to make it through a 5k.
My favorite memory from both years was helping to organize and watch the kids’ races. Watching kids of all ages and abilities run their hearts out and being cheered on by their parents, siblings and friends is hard to beat.
Why are you fundraising for Whole Children?
No organization I know of makes a bigger impact on the lives of the people it serves than Whole Children. It’s transformational and it is a privilege to fundraise in support of an amazing organization like Whole Children.
If you could choose a theme song for your team, what would it be and why?
What are you looking forward to at this year's race?
I look forward to seeing how many more people come out this year than in the last two years. I think the Wild Goose Chase is ready to bust out. I always look forward to seeing my athletes from the Special Olympics Track & Field team I coach. Of course, I make them come but I still enjoy seeing them. And I love seeing the youngest ones having a blast at the carnival.
We're also looking forward to the race, Eric!
See how the Wild Goose Chase went for Eric