BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
ORGANIZER: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012
Given the once in a lifetime opportunity to run in the Boston Marathon, I am determined to give it by best shot- especially for being my first marathon!
I am part of the John Hancock effort to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, in honor of the late Myra Kraft, the matriarch of the New England Patriots ownership family . With her recent passing, John Hancock felt a tribute to Mrs. Kraft and her commitment to the community was a suiting honor of her legacy. For more information on The Boys & Girls Club of Boston, please visit http://www.bgcb.org/
Thank you for your help and support!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston wrote -
The Myra Kraft Giving Back Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by Myra’s four sons to honor her on the occasion of Robert and Myra's 40th wedding anniversary. The Fund provides financial support for college to outstanding members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) who give their time and talents to the community and understand the importance of helping others. Since Myra’s passing in July 2011, the Fund has grown significantly and will provide more Club members with critical financial aid for college for generations to come.
According to The College Board, a typical full-time, year-round worker with a four-year college degree earns greater than 60% more than a high school graduate during his/her working life. The majority of our Club members come from low-income communities where only a small percentage of adults have attended college. In fact, 50% of our members come from households with an annual income of less than $27,000.
BGCB's mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. By supporting the Myra Kraft Giving Back Scholarship Fund you will help extend the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston to further impact the lives of the individuals we serve.