"Girls on the Run has helped me be more comfortable joining activities and meeting new people, so my pride has skyrocketed to a very high level. So now I can say without a problem whatsoever, I am a Girls on the Run participant so if I can accomplish this, I can accomplish anything!" - Amanda, Participant Spring 2012
Our goal this year is to provide sponsorships for 36girls--
12 girls at Reach Academy
12 girls at Chandler Park
12 girls at Lakeshore YMCA
Girls on the Run is an incredible program that is not only about getting girls out to run, it’s about encouraging healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls, inspiring self-respect and developing positive physical, emotional and social well-being.
In the state of Michigan, where child obesity is altogether too common, our goal includes funding for healthy snacks, program fees and gear for the girls to run in (shoes, socks, shorts and a shirt).
Please note our suggested levels of giving:
5k Level: $50 – sponsor one girl’s gear 10k Level: $110 – sponsor one girl’s program fees ½ Marathon Level: $160 – total sponsor for one girl (including gear & fees) Marathon Level: $1,920 – sponsor a full team of girls!
So whether you are able to donate $25 or sponsor the full Marathon, please know that you are making an incredible difference in the development of a young girl and that we truly appreciate your support!
Girls on the Run Committee at Lakeshore Family YMCA