BENEFITING: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Sep 12, 2014
I have made a commitment to take on an exciting challenge, and I’m hoping for your support.
On September 12 & 13, , I will be participating in the Reach the Beach Relay- a 200 mile run from Cannon Mountain to Hampton Beach, NH. I will be part of a team of 12 runners who will take turns running continuously day and night until we reach the finish line. This logistically and physically challenging race combines fitness, adventure and team building like no other sporting event.
Our team is ready for the challenge, and will be representing the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, with each runner raising a minimum of $1,000 in support of this cause.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem is the 2nd oldest club in America and has been fulfilling the same mission for over 140 years: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, the Club serves over 1,200 members in Salem and Peabody, ages 8-18, with an average daily attendance of 150+ youth. Our membership dues for our drop-in program are just $10 per school year, including a wide range of programs such as homework help, dance, athletics, nature studies, leadership activities and career and college planning. All programs are mentored by professional staff and support the goals of the Salem school district.
I am looking forward to the Reach the Beach Relay Race on September 12 & 13,, and hope you will support my effort with a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.
A personal note from Kristen:
I'm really excited to have the opportunity to participate in Reach the Beach this year. I had hoped to be a part of last year's team and was sidelined by an injury. After a long year of recovery, I am looking forward to being part of my first ever relay. Though I have run numerous 5ks, 10ks and a couple of half marathons over the years, an event of this magnitiude is sure to be physically and psychologically challenging. I am grateful to be doing it with a group of experienced and supportive runners. It's not just the challenge of the race that makes me want to run, it is my commitment to the efforts of the Boys and Girls Club. Working with children and teens I know firsthand the need for the programs the Club runs. I hope you'll consider supporting us and The Boys and Girls Club!