Team All Star Code Raises Over $11K



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Team All Star Code joined forces to run the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon on November 1st. Andrea Casillas, Elliott Wiley, and Sahmra Stevenson generously donated their time and months of training to raise funds for our boys. Not only did all three members finish the race with flying colors, but Team All Star Code raised over $11,000 to support All Star Code’s programming. A special thanks to our runners and all those who helped them cross the finish line. Learn more about Team All Star Code below!


Andrea Casillas

Drea copyHometown
Born in Albuquerque, NM and raised in Mesa, AZ

Current Residence
Brooklyn, NY

Why did you run for Team All Star Code?
I work in technology, have a teenage son who is an underrepresented minority in tech/science, am an athlete and really love the mission of All Star Code. It also helps that Christina Licata is my sister!

Number of Marathons Completed
2

What was special about this one?
This time I was able to combine all my worlds and contribute to a cause that creates meaningful change.

Anything else you would like our community to know.
Watching all the videos and interviews of the young men who participate in this program brings such a smile to my face. The kids are incredibly smart and extremely excited to learn, create and share their work with the rest of the world. I’m happy knowing that these are future leaders in tech.


Elliott Wiley

ElliottHometown
Baltimore, MD

Current Residence
New York, NY

Why did you run for Team All Star Code?
The students who participate in All Star Code’s programs are amazing! Seeing their passion, creativity and ability to design and implement tech driven ideas is inspiring.

Number of Marathons Completed
4 (3x New York City Marathon)

What was special about this one?
Raising nearly $12k for All Star Code and running through every New York City borough is a next level feeling! It was also special because our entire team was able to exceed fundraising goals and finish the marathon.

Anything else you would like our community to know?
Please continue supporting All Star Code!


Sahmra Stevenson

Sahmra
Hometown
Born in Philadelphia raised in Wilton, CT

Current Residence
Maryland/DC

Why did you run for Team All Star Code?
Because Elliott told me to (smile). No…because when I learned about what a unique and inspiring charity it was I couldn’t say no.

Number of Marathons Completed
This makes 8 full marathons and 7 half marathons

What was special about this one?
It was in New York! I noticed more water stations than any other race I’ve ever seen, but over all the crowd participation and energy was off the chain.

Anything else you would like our community to know?
I would do it all over again.