BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
When I was looking for a charity to run with for the 2015 Boston Marathon I was intent on finding a cause that is close to my heart, and I found that with Team Camp Shriver. As a special education teacher, I am a strong believer in promoting positive peer relationships between children with and without disabilities. With our fundraising efforts, we can help Camp Shriver can make that happen for hundreds of kids!
Thank you in advance for considering donating to this amazing cause, helping kids of all ability levels learn and grow together :)
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC wrote -
Camp Shriver - where children can learn and play... as equals!
We are so lucky to live in a nation where children with disabilities are included in our schools, in our communities and in our lives. But Camp Shriver takes this one step further. Inclusion is good... equal is better!
That's why for the past eight years, Camp Shriver at the University of Massachusetts Boston has welcomed over 800 children, half with and half without intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 8-12, from low income families in the Boston area to a free inclusive summer sports camp.
Camp Shriver serves an equal number of children with and without disabilities so that all children can play and learn—as equals.
All the funds raised by our fantastic Team Camp Shriver members will directly support sending over 100 children to camp this summer. With your support, and the support of these amazing indviduals running 26.2 miles for children with disabilities, we will makle sure that all children have an opportunity to play and learn together this summer!
Camp Shriver’s mission is to bring children with and without disabilities together to provide opportunities for social and motor development, while promoting positive peer relationships among campers.