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A 24 Hour Fundraising Event

9:00am Friday August 18th to Saturday August 19th


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.


We hope that you'll be able to join us in person and make a donation to support our cause. Unable to attend in person? Tag us in your Instagram posts: @apollosxc

To Whom it May Concern:

I am thrilled to announce the TENTH 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 $20,000, 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 nine years, we have raised nearly $120,000 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


The 2023 Miles that Matter begins at 9:00 am on Friday, August 18th on the Sunset High School track and finishes 24 hours later on Saturday, August 19th 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

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