Meet Team NYJL!

On Sunday, November 6, a group of 12 NYJL volunteers and friends will run the TCS New York City Marathon in support of the New York Junior League! These men and women have committed to training for the 26.2-mile journey while raising funds to support the NYJL. Team NYJL has a collective fundraising goal of $59,000 – all of which will support the charitable activities of the NYJL. During the next few weeks, we will be showcasing these incredible women and sharing a little bit more about each of them.


Tinsley MeloyTinsley Meloy
Active, Advisory

After two “almosts” of running the NYC marathon (Hurricane Sandy and a broken ankle), Tinsley is excited to make 2016 the year she completes her first marathon. She enjoys running as it reminds her that you are capable of anything you put your mind to. The NYJL has given her countless opportunities including meeting amazing people and to serve in the community. She is a third generation Junior Leaguer and is honored to run with Team NYJL!


Kyra RicciKyra Ricci
Active, New Membership

Living a busy lifestyle, Kyra likes to run to zone out from work, family, various life obligations and more but most of all she likes the challenge that running presents.  Running in her first marathon, Kyra joined Team NYJL to give back to the NYJL after it has given her the opportunity to meet new friends and to structure her volunteer work.


Kevin MurrayKevin Murray

Originally from Canberra, Australia Kevin currently resides in Manhattan.  Kevin joined Team NYJL after a NYJL volunteer told him about the opportunity.  He enjoys running because he finds it relaxing and it helps him to keep off those extra pounds.  This is his first marathon.




Alexis SimonAlexis Simon

New to the NYJL from Texas Alexis will be running in her first marathon.  She joined Team NYJL to fundraise and to have the opportunity to meet new friends.  She finds that running relaxes her and challenges her, giving it the perfect balance.


Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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