Matt Karsh wrote -
On November 15th, I'm running in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series 10k down the Las Vegas Strip at Night. Support me in my journey by donating to an organization I'm really proud to support: America SCORES. As a proud new father, its important to me that all kids have an equal opportunity to succeed. America SCORES gives kids the opportunity to succeed on and off the field, and gives them the opportunity at a better life.
America SCORES inspires over 10,000 elementary school students each year through an after-school program that combines soccer, poetry, and service learning. They are in over 180 schools in 14 major cities and specifically serve students who are at or below the poverty line. These so-called "poet-athletes" improve academically, increase their physical fitness, and have a greater sense of confidence and belonging. As an athlete for over 30 years I know how participating in athletics can really make a difference today, but paves the road for your future.
I've had the pleasure of attending their annual National Poetry SLAM! in New York City for the last 4 years and I've seen first-hand the impact they can have on young people. By empowering students to get on a national stage in front of hundreds of people to perform their original poetry, SCORES gives them the confidence to succeed inside the classroom and on the soccer field.
Please help me reach my goal by donating to an organization that truly helps young boys and girls succeed in life.