Track Me on Race Day!
April 16, 2017
BENEFITING: ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Hey everyone! I am proud to announce that I am being given the opportunity to run in the Boston Marathon this coming April!
You may be thinking, "Jake, the Boston Marathon is the most historic and competitive marathon in the world, there is no way you qualified for that," ...and you are absolutely correct! Each year the Boston Athletic Association provides invitational entries to select non-profit organizations whose runners pledge to raise funds for their cause.
When I began looking for a team to run with, I decided I wanted to take part in fundraising for an organization that I found both meaningful and meritable, a charity whose cause I really believed in. I am proud to announce that I will be running the 2017 Boston Marathon with Roxbury Community College Foundation team!
I am a strong proponent of the idea that there are very few things more valuable than an education. I am blessed to be able to attend a school like Boston College, but there are plenty of people who are not so fortunate. Roxbury Community College provides young adults with that opportunity. They believe that all students, given the appropriate resources, have the ability to reach their full potential.
I am excited to run the marathon this April but I still have a long way to go. This is my first marathon so training for such a long race will be pretty new for me. I also have a fundraising goal of $5000 that I need to reach by April 1st. I cant get enough moral support, but I am also a very broke college student who can't raise this money all by himself, so any and every donation helps!
Thank you in advance for your generousity!
Roxbury Community College Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose purpose is to raise private funds to support the education opportunities for the students, programs and projects of Roxbury Community College including the Media Arts Center and the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center. For more information about Roxbury Community College please visit http://www.rcc.mass.edu/about-us/about-rcc