THE ROAD TO BOSTON BEGINS! With pure excitement and honor, I will be running the 2018 Boston Marathon for Good Sports , a non-profit organization based in Quincy, MA that gives kids the chance to play sports and be active!
Due to increased costs in program fees, pay-to-play sports, and budget cuts to recess and physical activity programs, there has been a significant decline in youth physical activity. If kids do not have the opportunity to play and be active, they miss out on the proven benefits to their health, academic performance, cognitive and social skills. Through donations of brand new sports equipment, apparel and footwear, Good Sports alleviates the financial burden of equipment for youth programs to create opportunities for every kid to play. To date, they’ve helped over 4 million kids across the country stay active! However, the organization's work is far from complete. Countless kids are still sidelined because their families cannot afford participation fees or their programs can only provide worn-out soccer balls and broken hula hoops. It is essential that Good Sports reach these kids in need.
Over the next six months, the Good Sports Boston Marathon Team, made up of myself and 14 other runners, will each be paired with a Greater Boston neighborhood and work to raise as much money as we can for our neighborhoods. I will be representing Chinatown in Massachusetts! With a desire to help underserved children and passion to make a difference, it is truly a privilege to represent Good Sports to my utmost potential. I have committed to a personal goal of fundraising $8,000!
The opportunity to give kids the ability to play sports and have a positive impact on their future gives me all the motivation needed to run 26.2 miles. If I can provide new equipment, apparel and footwear to those in need, and give a child a chance to experience the benefits of playing sports, perhaps even run the Boston Marathon someday, that is a gift more rewarding than any race medal can offer. You can leave all the running to me, but I hope you will invest in this journey with me by sponsoring my marathon run with a donation to Good Sports! Help me go the extra mile and BE THE SOLUTION these kids need, every dollar makes a difference! With your contribution, dreams come to life, lives are changed and impossible doesn’t exist. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
For more information on Good Sports, visit: www.goodsports.org
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