BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
ORGANIZER: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program. The GOTR program teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
I first volunteered with GOTR in the Fall of 2014 putting together program packages for their running coaches. Since then I have been involved in many one-time volunteer activities, cheered on fellow SoleMates during the TCS NYC Marathon, attended fundraising events, volunteered at both their Spring and Fall 2015 5K, was a SoleMate at the Oakley Women's Mini 10K and recently have been involved as a Community Outreach Ambassador!
I am so excited to compete in the United Airlines Half Marathon on Sunday, March 20th, 2016 as part of the Girls on the Run NYC SoleMates team. I'm incredibly excited to be showing my support for this phenomenal organization as a returning SoleMate – you may recall that I ran as a first time SoleMate last June in the Oakley New York Women’s Mini 10K. Your help will allow Girls on the Run to deliver their curriculum and empower more girls across NYC to believe in themselves and all they can do.
Your generosity can fund our program in many ways, including:
- $35 can sponsor a pair of running shoes for one girl.
- $150 can fund healthy snacks and a pair of running shoes for 3 girls in our program.
- $300 can support a full season scholarship, and healthy snacks and running shoes for one girl.
- $1,500 can support 5 girls (equivalent to half a team!) for a full season!
My goal is to raise $1500. Thanks to the generosity of so many people like you I have already raised 45% of my goal and with your support I can get there. Donate now by clicking here or by copying and pasting the following link to your browser: https://www.crowdrise.com/girlsontherunnychalf16/fundraiser/samanthamcneilly
Thank you so much! Your friend,