I am so excited to announce that I am running the Falmouth Road Race this year to raise funds for an amazing organization called Team IMPACT, a nonprofit that matches matches children with chronic and life-threatening illness with collegiate athletic teams. More specifically, I am running in honor of a very special person in my life. Many of you know that I have worked with Teddy for almost eight years. In 2012, Teddy was recruited by Team IMPACT to join the Massachusetts Maritime Academy lacrosse team. I have seen first hand the positive outcomes that these connections have for the child, the family, and the entire team. Many children recruited by Team IMPACT may never be able to participate in organized athletics, but being recruited allows them to truly be a member of a team. I have joined Teddy and his family numerous times for MMA lacrosse practices, games, and banquets. He has felt so welcomed and has enjoyed the experience so much that he has now been on the team longer than the current athletes! I am raising money for this organization so that they can continue to offer this experience to children who would benefit from it like Teddy has. Thank you in advance!
Team IMPACT wrote:
Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit connecting kids with serious and chronic illnesses to local college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. Since its inception in May 2011, Team IMPACT has matched over 1,500 children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses onto collegiate athletic teams at 500+ schools in 48 states. These children are drafted onto local teams and are given the social and psychological boost they need to get through their treatments and beyond, while giving the student-athletes perspective and teaching them lessons in courage and grit that cannot be taught in the classroom or on the field.
On August 19, 2018, the Team IMPACT GoTeam will take on the 7-mile Falmouth Road Race course to raise funds to expand the efforts to match more children with collegiate athletic teams across the country. Please support our runners for the 2018 New Balance Falmouth Road Race by making a gift online. If you prefer, you can mail in your donation to Team IMPACT/Attn: Falmouth Road Race, 500 Victory Rd. 4th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171. If you mail in a donation, please be sure to indicate which runner you are supporting. If you have any questions about the GoTeam, please direct your inquiries to email@example.com.