BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
ORGANIZER: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Thank you for your support as I prepare for the upcoming Boston Marathon! This will be my 3rd marathon, and with your help we can collectively contribute $1,500 to support Greater Boston's youth! All funds raised are shared between the Boston Boys & Girls Club and the Ron Burton Training Village (additional details below).
Even though this will be my 3rd marathon, it will definitely be one of my greatest challenges. I look forward to sharing in the success with all of you who are able to contribute to such great causes!
Please find additional details about each of the organizations below.
Thank you for contributing!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB)
The mission of BGCB is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
BGCB serves 14,000 youth, ages 6-18, annually. Half of our members come from households earning less than $27,000 per year. Programming in our Clubs is offered at a cost of $25 per school year for youth ages 6-12 and only $5 for teens, yet, BGCB invests an average of $2,500 per member.
Support from our partners raises critical funds for our life-enhancing programming in the areas of Education, Arts, Life Skills, Leadership, Technology, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV)
The mission of the Ron Burton Training Village is to build within youth from low income communities, racial harmony, leadership, self determination, respect and love for others through a program of spiritual, educational and physical fitness training in a wholesome, caring environment.
Over the past twenty -four years, the Ron Burton Training Village has served more than 3,000 young men and women in their spiritual, physical and educational growth. Twelve months a year, over a six-year period, campers are guided, supported and mentored in some of life’s most essential areas including: education, social skills, morals, values, leadership and fitness.
Though campers come from very diverse backgrounds, the majority of the youth who attend the training village are kids from economically disadvantaged and often troubled and at-risk situations. The Ron Burton Training Village curriculum directs the focus of these individuals toward a positive and productive target whose bull’s-eye is; a love for God and ones fellow human beings, physical adeptness and academic excellence. We are able to accomplish this through the medium of sport.
You can help support John Hancock's dedicated marathon runners by clicking the DONATE button above. All donations are tax-deductible.