BENEFITING: EMERALD KIDSPORTS
I will be running the 2016 Eugene Half Marathon on May 1st and wanted to make fundraising part of my first marathon experience. I chose KIDSPORTS from a list of charities and non-profits affiliated with the Eugene Marathon because youth sports have played a huge role in life. I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to play as many sports as I did growing up and know how valuable my experiences with sports were in developing into the person I am today. I believe all children should have that same opportunity, especially those who face adversity and challenges others do not. It is my hope that running this half marathon is the start of my lifelong commitment to leading an active lifestyle and being proactive in giving back to communities and causes that have had a positive impact in my life.