Join me in the fight to #SaveYouthSports!
January 16, 2017
BENEFITING: DICK'S SPORTING GOODS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: DICK'S SPORTING GOODS FOUNDATION
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
Running has always been an integral part of my life. It began as a way for me to start my day; just a few miles a day alone with my thoughts and my dog. As an adult it was the morning burst of endorphins and the alone time that called me to the streets and trails every day. I eventually found the marathon and that's where I found my niche. Training and racing marathons has given me so much in my life; drive; focus; goals; friends; fitness. I have pushed myself harder and made myself stronger than I ever thought through running and have realized dreams I never thought possible. Dreams like running the Boston Marathon and the NYC Marathon. Unreal dreams. Running has helped me find a new self; one that is stronger than I ever dreamt.
I have been running since I was an anxious teenager and running helped to ground me. But youth sports are in trouble - billions in funding have been cut from school sports programs in recent years, and 27% of U.S. public high schools could be without sports by 2020.
That's why DICK'S has made it the mission of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to support programs that inspire and enable participation in sports. Through our Sports Matter program, we're making a lasting impact in our communities by giving young athletes the chance to play.
Join us and help save youth sports and keep dreams alive. To learn more, please visit our website at www.SportsMatter.org.