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Soccer Without Borders TCS New York City Marathon 2017

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GO TIME!!
November 04, 2017

T-17 hours until I run the NYC marathon!!! Bib # 22275 Send me good vibes! NYC runs as one :) Because.DIVERSITY.is.COOL. Track my run online:  See more
Rachael Cooper

THE STORY:

Our Goal   

Join me to raise $3,000 to support positive youth development in East Boston.   

Because. Diversity. Is. Cool.      

Our Org   

Soccer Without Borders (SWB) is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in Oakland CA in 2006, now serving immigrant, refugee, and asylee youth in Greeley CO, Baltimore MD, Kampala Uganda, Grenada Nicaragua. 

In 2012, SWB came to East Boston.     

In Boston we serve 375 youth annually, and for the first time ever are comprised of eight teams spanning grades 1 through 12. Our kids come from Latin America, North Africa, islands off West Africa, and Southeast Asia. Every day is filled with inclusion, cultural exchange, and a learning that occurs when people freely share their identities with the communities around them.

We are kids, parents, volunteers, coaches – and people like YOU and ME.   

Our Story
In August 2016, I began a year of service at SWB Boston coaching the elementary school girls team and was tasked with creating the high school girls team...  

…yes, there was a fall season practice when one girl showed up.  

And so, we played.  
 Yes, my roster now has 22 ninth and tenth grade girls. 

And so, we play.    

I tell the girls every day - YOU are building this program. As a coach, I just show up, but without YOU, this team would not exist. Girls who play sports have higher incomes, higher job satisfaction, better health outcomes - by showing up, YOU make our community stronger.     

Our Truths 

By donating to this run, YOU will:
- Increase the US graduation rate  

>> 95% of SWB graduate high school

>> …compared with an 83% national average (2014)
 - Create safer communities 

>> In 2015, 100% of SWB youth said they would recommend SWB to a friend

>> This sense of belonging stops kids from looking to risky behaviors for a sense of  fulfillment. It also teaches positivity, love, and problem solving skills for safe, successful futures   

- Build America’s financial future 

>> English speaking newcomers make an average of $25,000 higher than their non-  English speaking counterparts. 

>> SWB teaches English through soccer – and has a TON of fun doing it!
- Decrease childhood obesity 

>> In 2013, only 8% of US adolescents met the recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity 

>> SWB teams welcome all shapes and sizes and guarantee at least 60-minutes of exercise in every practice
- Make a HUGE difference 

>> Every kid deserves a chance.  

>> Your donation makes those chances possible 

Our Mission
A girl on my elementary school team recently shouted during a match, "Never give up!" It has become my favorite tagline to share from the sideline; and my own life mantra.
Never. Give. Up.
On November 5, 2017 I will run the New York City Marathon to support Soccer Without Borders Boston. I cannot wait to chant "NEVER GIVE UP!" as I put one foot in front of the other approximately 50,000 times toward safe space for newcomer youth in the city that raised me.
Join me to raise $3,000 for positive youth development - 100% supports SWB Boston.

When you donate to Soccer Without Borders, I RUN FOR YOU!  
gracias. អរគុណ. cảm ơn bạn. obrigado. شكرا . THANK YOU!  
:) Rachael  
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$3,011

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karina Fink

    $50

  • Dorothy MacKenzie Kelley

    $50

  • MA!

    $25

  • Lynne, Bruce & Delanie♥️

    $25

  • Erin Reilly

    $50

  • Amy Martindale

    $50

  • Joseph Muscato

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Suzanne Falter

    $25

  • Dave Muscato

    $100

  • Kent Cooper

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Krysten Vaitkus

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Boston Strong

    $100

  • DIVERSITY IS COOL!

    $25

  • Keep Up the Great Work!!

    $50

  • Melida Arredondo

     

  • Heather Whitney

    $28

  • Suzanne V Falter

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $28

  • Mark & Lynne

    $50

  • Audrey Muscato

    $20

  • Natick Multicultural Day

    $10

  • Natick Multicultural Day!

    $100

  • With Love!

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mair

    $25

  • Paul Cox

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • NH Girl Scouts Troop - Girl Power!

    $75

  • Stephen B. Jeffries

    $50

  • Arbor Recycling Bronx + Bayshore NY + Worcester MA

    $500

  • Coach Carla

    $40

  • Jenn Bell

    $40

  • Coach Gabby

     

  • Justine McAllister

    $20

  • Carlos & Melida Arredondo

     

  • Socrates Cruz

    $20

  • Emily Humphries

    $40

  • SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS

    $50

  • Julia Webster

    $20

  • Cooper Blues for Change

    $40

  • BFC

    $85

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100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $32,194 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Erica Donnelly

Amount Raised

$3,470

Fundraiser Title

Nicole DiPentima

Amount Raised

$3,169

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Sager

Amount Raised

$3,115

 

104% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Bain

Amount Raised

$3,074

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tiffany Montgomery

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Capela

Amount Raised

$3,015

Fundraiser Title

Rachael Cooper

Amount Raised

$3,011

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathryn Bell

Amount Raised

$3,002

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

BFC

BFC

DONATION: $85

7 months ago

Cooper Blues for Change

Cooper Blues for Change

DONATION: $40

7 months ago

Julia Webster

Julia Webster

DONATION: $20

7 months ago

SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS

SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS

DONATION: $50

“Blues for Change!” 7 months ago

Emily Humphries

Emily Humphries

DONATION: $40

Blues -2 7 months ago

Socrates Cruz

Socrates Cruz

DONATION: $20

Socrates Cruz -- Blues for Change 7 months ago

Carlos & Melida Arredondo

Carlos & Melida Arredondo

In memory of Alex Arredondo, the soccer nut 7 months ago

Justine McAllister

Justine McAllister

DONATION: $20

Blues for Change 7 months ago

Coach Gabby

Coach Gabby

Blues for Change 7 months ago

Jenn Bell

Jenn Bell

DONATION: $40

Blues for Change - 2 7 months ago