A 24 Hour Running Event

9:00am Friday August 23rd to Saturday August 24th


Team members, alumni, coaches, family members and friends will run as a team to collectively reach 1,500 miles, in an effort to raise awareness for our cause.


Join us on the Sunset track, all runners and walkers welcome, or join us in spirit through a donation.

To Whom It May Concern:


I am thrilled to announce the sixth annual Miles that Matter fundraiser, benefiting both the Sunset Cross Country team and Shriners Hospital for Children with its mission to provide the highest quality care to children with special healthcare needs.


The young men and women of Sunset Cross Country and their coaches recognize their blessings while they work to reach their potential as competitive distance runners and be part of a team that inspires hard work and self-confidence. Collectively, we acknowledge that many members of our community fight hard to get the special health care they need so that they can reach their potential and live more fulfilling lives. Recognizing the needs around us, we begin each fall season with a fundraiser that benefits a local charity doing great things for young members of our community.


Our goal is to raise $15,000, half of which would benefit Shriners Hospital for Children (SHC) with the other 50% directly supporting our cross country program. All funds raised above and beyond our goals every year has gone directly to SHC. In five years, we have raised more than $60,000 for SHC! We return with our fundraising goal of $15,000, hoping to donate at least $10,000 to SHC. We are committed to our goal for SHC as they have done so much for us and our community.


Funds raised for Sunset Cross Country support our competitive and ever-growing program’s needs including:

* Subsidizing team travel expenses

* Providing scholarship opportunities to participate in Team Camp and other activities

* Providing athletic wear for teammates in need

* Coaching education


Miles that Matter begins on Friday, August 23rd on the Sunset High School track and finishes on Saturday, August 24th with a celebratory breakfast. Current team members, alumni, coaches, and family members will run as a team for 24 hours to collectively reach 1,500 miles to draw further attention to our cause.


Generous donors like you will be the key to our success and will make it possible for Miles that Matter to support Sunset Cross Country and provide local children and families with the special health care they need from Shriners Hospital for Children. We hope that we can count on your support to help us in our endeavor. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.



Dan Neeway

Head Cross Country Coach

For Intel Matching Donations

  1. Go to http://volunteer.intel.com/

  2. Click "Employee Matching Gifts Program"

  3. Click "Get Matched!"

  4. Using the Search, enter Sunset High School PTO, select the proper result.

  5. Fill in the appropriate blanks and attach a PDF of the receipt from SHS XC Miles That Matter.

Corporate Matching

Nike employees can get a matching donation from Nike for Miles that Matter. Feel free to share this "internal website link":


Sunset High School

13840 NW Cornell Rd
Portland, OR 97229-5403

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