YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit wrote -
“We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” – Girls on the Run International.
My name is Stephani Judd, and I am a committee member of the Girls on the Run program through the Boll Family YMCA . This incredible program is not just about getting girls out to run, it is about encouraging healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls, inspiring self-respect, and developing positive physical, emotional and social well-being.
Our committee's goal this year is to provide sponsorships for 80 girls from the city of Detroit to participate in the upcoming Spring and Fall seasons of the Girls on the Run Program. In areas where child obesity is altogether too common and the proper shoes to run in are hard to come by, our goal includes funding for healthy snacks, program fees, and gear for the girls to run in (shoes, socks, shorts, and a shirt).
Please note our suggested levels of giving:
- 5k Level: $50 – sponsor one girl’s gear
- 10k Level: $125 – sponsor one girl’s program fees
- Half Marathon Level: $175 – total sponsor for one girl (including gear & fees)
- Marathon Level: $2,500 – sponsor a full team of girls!
So whether you are able to donate $20 or sponsor a full Marathon, please know that you are making an incredible difference in the development of a young girl and that we truly appreciate your support!