Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Sometimes in life you have chance encounters with people who can change your life.  

This is Morgan Murri.  He was an attendee of the Gorilla Multisport Training Camp in Tucson, Arizona this past weekend.  Morgan has done a lot of racing:  Badwater,  Leadville 100 mile bike race AND the Leadville 100 mile road race, and The Sahara Desert Six Day Race to name a few.  He is an ultimate distance junkie, constantly challenging his limits to see how far he can push himself.

But Morgan soon learned all his racing wasn't  nearly as important as what was going on with his family.  He had a daughter who was struggling.  And he needed to help.  Morgan pulled his daughter away from the negative situation that she was involved in, and enrolled her in Alaska's National Outdoor Leadership School.  It changed her life and made her a more responsible, goal-oriented person.  

Morgan wanted to help other kids have the same outdoor experience.  So he started GECKO, (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors).  The foundation raises scholarship money for children to be part of the same wilderness camp that helped change his daughter's life.  The scholarships are available to children from all walks of life, targeting those who need a break and want to get away from the "wired" lifestyle.

 Morgan's passion and dedication to helping children was an inspiration to everyone who he came in contact with in Tucson.  I wanted to spread the word about his great charity.  He's a good guy, trying to do a good thing.  Changing the world one child at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thank you Lorie, for the endorsement and spreading the word. (And the superstar coaching you gave me at the Gorilla Multisports camp. My swimming will never be the same, thank you for that!) Morgan Murri


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