Back in August 2009 when a good friend asked me to coach a running group with her at our kids' school, little did I know it would take me down this amazing journey I've been travelling these past five years.
Immediately falling in love with the curriculum and everything that Girls on the Run stands for, I feel so lucky to have been introduced to this wonderful program and I am SO THANKFUL that I get to share it with my two daughters. They're inspired, and I'm the luckiest girl in the world.
This year, each of the Olsen Ladies are joining Team Solemates to raise funds for Girls on the Run-Chicago while completing our own individual triathlons (yup, for real!) and we're scheduled to take on this task as a team in August. The girls will be completing the Pleasant Prairie Jr. Tri on Saturday, August 9th and their momma will follow along in Pleasant Prairie on Sunday, August 10th.
More about Girls on the Run-Chicago:
Did you know that more than 75% of Girls on the Run participants request scholarship funding to be able to participate in our program and because of the SoleMates team GOTR has never needed to say no?
Girls on the Run-Chicago is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Using a fun, experience-based after-school curriculum which creatively integrates running, the innovative program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.
Last season the SoleMates team raised just under $280,000 and this year our goal is even bigger: $350,000. Help us reach our goal so that we can continue to inspire girls across Chicagoland to be joyful, healthy and confident!
Every donation has a huge impact!
$5 will cover the cost of one girl's healthy snacks for a season
$47 covers the cost of the average program scholarship
$141 covers the cost for one girl to participate in GOTRC for one season
for more information about Girls on the Run-Chicago, please visit www.gotrchicago.org
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