Following a dream!

$2,340 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 55 months
Taylor Steele  HOPEWELL, PA

"Dad can I get a dog sled for Christmas?", I said curiously. Those were the words that started my whole adventure and got me to be where I am today! 

I'm leaving my home in Hopewell, Pennsylvania the weekend of December 130 ,2012 to set on the road to go live in Sterling, Alaska for 3 months. I will be competitively training for Jr. Iditarod 2013 and a few other races. 

Jr. Iditarod is a 150 mile sled dog race that usually starts in Wasilla, Alaska the last Saturday in February and ends in Willow, Alaska the following day. You must be 14-17 years of age to compete in the race. I will enter as a 16 yr old and as a "rookie". 

As most of you may be thinking, "Isn't Alaska really cold??". Well of course! But it's all in the fun of dog mushing!

I'm asking for you support to help the funds needed to complete my dream. Anything and everything will be greatly accepted and could not be thanked enough! 


Beaver Mitts - XXsmall
 Pink and white hat- size Small-Medium
Scarf with hood - 
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Alpaca socks-
Darn tough socks- medium 

****NOTE***** Reward Levels mentioning your name/club/business/school in the newspaper and TV articles will be done when I'm interviewed. If you've donated after most of my interviews you'll be added to the future ones.

My personally designed T-Shirts are in the process of being designed and will not be made until I return to Pennsylvania. I expect them early April.  

Thank you cards will be mailed at certain dates. I ask everyone to provide me their address only because I'm going to send you things depending your reward level but everyone gets a thank you card from Alaska! :) Shipping dates will be



Donations end March 10th, 2013.

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Update 1
Posted by Taylor Steele
51 months ago
Almost halfway there! Thank you all so so much! It's truly great! I couldn't thank you all so much! Every little bit helps. All donations go towards my racing. Hotels for going to races, race entries, gas, and my gear that is very expensive. So again, thank you all!!

Note** Any donation over $500 - it's much easier to receive the donation to donate by the $100's after that.
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$2,340 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 55 months
Created September 18, 2012
Taylor Steele  
Thank you!
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Means a lot!!
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Rookie Level
Choose this level and you'll get a thank you card, your name on my website, and mention you at my musher banquets!
Choose this letter and you'll receive a thank you letter, name on my website, name mentioned at banquets and presentations
Advanced Level
Choose this level and you'll receive a thank you letter, name on website, mentioned at presentations and banquets, and mentioned in the newspaper interview
Bronze Level
Choose this and you'll get a thank you card, your name will be mentioned on my website, at presentations and banquets, and my newspaper and TV interview!
Silver Level
Choose this and you get everything from the following levels plus your name added to my personally designed T-Shirts!
Gold Level
Choose this level and you'll get everything in the other levels including a dog bootie my lead dog wore signed by me!
Choose this and you'll get everything from the previous levels plus a packet of gifts of Iditarod goodies from me!
Crust Sponser
Choose this and you'll receive everything from the previous levels plus a tour through my sled dog kennel in person or via video of my team and my biography!
Mantle Sponser
Choose this and you'll receive everything from the lower levels plus 2 presentations at your kennel club, school, or business.
Core Sponsor
Choose this and you'll receive everything from the previous levels plus via skype session presentation including live action from the Iditarod Ceremonial 2013!
doberman club
50 months ago

Again Great Job!!!

Dawn Weichler
50 months ago

Congratulations on fulfilling your dream!!! It is my prayer that you will inspire other teens to set goals and work towards that end!!! You have inspired me to be all I can be!!! God Bless You Taylor!!!

JoAnna Lynn Bratt
50 months ago

We Stonerstown girls have to stick together. Proud of you.

Chanda Eckman
50 months ago

Good Luck!

Karen Steele
50 months ago
Ari Allen
50 months ago

GREAT JOB LIVING YOUR DREAM TAYLOR! We are all proud of you here in PA!!!! Safe travels to you and the team! HAVE THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!

Leslie Miller
50 months ago

Good luck and be safe. Looking forward to updates

Rossman Audio LLC
51 months ago

Your efforts should be inspiration for all young people to pursue their dreams!

Bill Higgins
51 months ago

I read about your journey in last weeks Altoona Mirror, and I was very impressed! You should be very proud of yourself. You are certainly making Bedford County Proud. I wish you the best of luck!

Don Pensyl
51 months ago

You go girl...Good luck from Bedford Co. Pa.

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