Team Fundraising Page of Team Spears - Making Strides

Team Spears - Making Strides

Team Spears - Making Strides

When the darkness of night sets in, there are youth in our community who are staying in shelters, couch-hopping or sleeping on the streets. We (Stephen and Debra) have registered to experience and raise awareness of many of the same things that these youth do - darkness, cold and quiet - by participating in The Darkest Night 4K. Part of this commitment also includes raising funds to help them leave their status of homelessness in their past. We can't do this without your support. Please consider joining our team or making a donation today. Thanks!

Location / Venue

The 2021 Darkest Night 4K

About This Campaign

Thank you so much for the amazing support and participation in The Darkest Night 4K! Fundraising results and photos coming soon. 


On any given night, there are more than 6,000 youth experiencing homelessness in Minnesota. When the darkness of night sets in, these youth are staying in shelters, sleeping on the streets and in cars, and couch-hopping. Many are alone and hopeless. HOPE 4 Youth is there to ensure all youth will feel safe, valued and supported while reaching their full potential. This begins with meeting their basic needs and leads to supporting them with the resources and skills needed to find and keep stable housing.

Join us for The Darkest Night 4K and encourage your friends/family to walk or run with you. This outdoor event is great for groups, companies and families. Your participation in this 6th annual event will help raise awareness and critical funds for HOPE 4 Youth.  Corporate sponsorships are still available

The Darkest Night 4K - presented by Connexus Energy 

WHAT • 4K Walk/Run

WHEN • Friday, September 17, 2021
Kick-off at 7:00 p.m.
Waves at 7:15 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Packet pick-up will be Thursday, September 16 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. or Friday, September 17, beginning at 6 p.m.

WHERE • Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW, Coon Rapids, MN. You may also choose to walk/run the 4K at a location of your choice, if you'd feel more comfortable. 

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES •  Individuals that raise over $250 will receive premium incentive prizes. See all the items.

$250 Raised: Polar fleece blanket 
$500 Raised: SmashDuff bag with pouch
$1,000 Raised: 26 oz. Yeti Rambler
$1,500+ Raised: Receive all three incentive items

COST •  All registrations include a HOPE 4 Youth long sleeve t-shirt (see it). The first 175 registrants will also receive a swag bag. Ages 3 & under are free (no t-shirt). 

Now - September 16: Adult (14+) $50, Youth (ages 4-13) $30
September 17: Adult (14+) $60, Youth (ages 4-13) $40

QUESTIONS  Contact Nikki Kalvin, manager of community engagement, at
  1. Marianita Chambers
    Marianita Chambers gave a $25 donation to support Debra Spears
    about 23 hours ago · Like
  2. Firesign
    Firesign gave a donation
    Go, Team Go
    3 days ago · Like
  3. Quinnesia Bell
    Quinnesia Bell gave a $50 donation to support Debra Spears
    3 days ago · Like
  4. Anthony Ragulen
    Anthony Ragulen gave a $50 donation
    4 days ago · Like
  5. Anthony Spears
    Anthony Spears gave a $50 donation to support Stephen Spears
    4 days ago · Like
  6. JJ Slag
    JJ Slag gave a $261 donation to support JJ Slag
    10 days ago · Like
  7. Erica Winegar
    Erica Winegar gave a $25 donation to support Debra Spears
    Good luck with the fundraiser, Deb! And thank you for raising awareness of this critical social issue.
    11 days ago · Like
  8. Darren & Tammi Harmon
    Darren & Tammi Harmon gave a $105.67 donation to support Debra Spears
    Good luck Team Spears!
    13 days ago · Like
Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
JJ Slag
JJ Slag
$261 of $250 (104%)
Debra Spears
Debra Spears
$205.67 of $2,500 (8%)
Stephen Spears
Stephen Spears
$50 of $2,500 (2%)
Cheri Sutch
Cheri Sutch
$0 of $250 (0%)