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 Doug:
I am excited to be Team Captain for my second Reach the Beach Relay Race.
I have been running for over 30 years. I’ve run in hundreds of road races and directed over 50, including the Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving Day. But my favorite running event to participate in is the relay race, where team members support each other on the course, working together towards one goal. I’ve participated in a number of relays such as Lake Winnipesaukee, Mill Cities and Lynn Woods, and this will be my second 24 hour relay race. I look forward to the team camaraderie both on and off the course as we work together to complete the race, and meet our personal and team fundraising goals to support programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. Thank you for your support!