First Fundraiser!

February 11, 2019

Paris and I may be the two that are sailing the boat, but it’s the team and community behind us that gets us to where we are going.  We are all one team, and this past weekend, our team grew!!

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that made the AnnaParis2020 Fundraiser ( on Saturday night amazing!!  Paris and I cannot thank you all enough for all of your hard work for months and months behind the scenes to pull off such an incredible evening.


Back in October, I was approached by Joe Yost and Leah Roth about if I would be interested in doing a fundraiser for our Olympic campaign at T2 CrossFit!  I absolutely loved the idea and from there, Joe ran with it.  He and I found the dates that would work around our training schedule.  From there, Joe, Leah with the help of Lindsey Erisey took the lead.  They assembled teams to help set up, get sponsors, donations, etc. to allow us to continue training and getting better.

Paris flew into Pittsburgh on Saturday mid-day, I picked her up and then we headed to the gym a little later.  When we walked in, I hardly recognized the place.  It was truly beautiful and amazing.





The evening consisted of food, wine, raffles, auctions, photos, and an introduction from local TV sport anchor Andrew Stockey, and meeting so many new people along with hanging out with my amazing T2 CrossFit community.  The support we felt was surreal.

There are so many people and companies we would like to thank.  Every single bit helps towards getting us to Tokyo 2020.


Thank you to the companies that contributed, particularly the following:

Hazelnut catering
Nothing Bundtcakes – Upper St. Clair.
Mindful Brewing
Premier Granite
Berkshire Hathaway The Preferred Realty.
T2 CrossFit.
Ticket Leap.
Joe Yost, Yost Team
PVS Title Insurance
Solid Painters
Girl Friday Cooking Co.
Also a big thank you to Wild Rosemary ( for a donation of a $1000 auction gift.

And to the individuals who donated their time to help organize and run the event:

Joe Yost
Lindsey Erisey
Leah Roth
Michelle Garlitz
Ki Schultz
Teresa Ashley
Kedra Morris
Lara Mercollini
Paul Sebastian
Phil Henry
Annie Skiba
Dana T
Jen Larence
Beth Beck
Kurt Angles
Jo Tunnicliffe
Paul Tunnicliffe
Jessica Mcneely
Chris Mayhew
Megan Doyle (and girls)
Corinna Marshall
Dan Thomas
Danielle Yost
Jessie Hartman
Kelly Sasala
Mike Mercolini
Donnie Morris
Brendan Mckenzie
Melinda Boyd
Khush Kadwa
Amy Jo Bader
Stacy Jordanoff
Joe Hazy

(I apologize if I missed your name)

Again, we cannot thank everyone enough for all of their help and to everyone that donated and are helping us on the journey to bring home Gold to USA in Tokyo 2020!!


Anna & Paris

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