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Team South Boston Boys and Girls Club 20

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Scott Tonkovich via Crowdrise
April 10, 2013

7 mile "dress rehearsal" last night went very well. I feel good & strong. Just a few runs left before the big day!!  See more

BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

ORGANIZER: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

Mileage Tracker: 650

Scott Tonkovich

THE STORY:

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for visiting my 2013 Boston Marathon fundraising page!  I started my 18+ week training program during the first week of December and I'll try to keep this page updated over the next few months so you can see how my training and fundraising is going.

 

A little about the Boston Marathon and why it's so special to me:

Since moving to Boston in 2003, the Boston Marathon has always facinated me. I have always marvelled at the endurance, training, mental toughness and sheer willpower that the course commands and I have made it a point to watch every race and cheer on the runners at street level. The crowd, the excitement and the display of human spirit are a sight to behold. If you have have never experienced the Boston Marathon in person, you really should. 

I have watched in awe as friends run this race. I've tracked them on GPS and on web sites, and then waited in crowds 4 or 5 people deep just to catch a glimpse or shout their names as they pass by. The crowds are sometimes deafening and can be just as rowdy in Brookline as they are leading up to Copley. Those who have run it tell me that there is no other race - or experience - like it in the world.

The marathon never fails to give me goosebumps and I know that it will be an emotional and deeply fulfilling experience when I run it. Simply put, running the Boston Marathon will be a dream come true for me.

I feel extremely fortunate to be able to share this experience with the South Boston Boys & Girls Club. Not only does the money I raise go directly to the program, but I have seen first-hand what a class-act this organization is. Our leader and guru, Harry Duvall, is a tireless champion of the Club. His energy and enthusiasm for his work and for the good that this opportunity will bring, is contagious.

Of course, the real motivation are the kids that the South Boston Boys & Girls Club works with. Each young person that I have connected with on my visits are polite, outgoing, and focused. They relish the opportunities that the club affords them - whether they are leadership courses, sporting activities, arts programs, educational trips, celebrity visitors or just having an afternoon hang out spot - you can tell that the Club is so much more than just a place to go.

I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to my family members and especially to my wife for ALWAYS being 100% supportive during my races and all of my training runs. I may be doing the miles, but they adjust their lifestyles to accomodate me and my training.  To my friends and co-workers - I hope to see you out on the course - high fives and shouts will be much appreciated.

A special thank you to the South Boston Boys & Girls Club and my Marathon teammates.

     Running a marathon is no easy feat.
        Being a kid in urban Boston is not easy.
          So we run for them.


Make an offline donation by sending a check to South Boston Boys & Girls Clubs, 230 West 6th Street, South Boston, MA 02127. Please note "Marathon" and the runner's name in the memo line.

Questions/Comments? !
Harry Duvall
hduvall@bgcb.org
617.516.5441

$5,416

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wendy Tonkovich

    $150

  • Jim Tonkovich

    $150

  • Chad & Dee

    $100

  • Lynda Caine

    $500

  • Harry and Jean KEndrick

    $100

  • Alexandra Goresh

    $50

  • Lisa Shannon

    $30

  • Aaron & Rachel

    $100

  • Mark & Judy Caine

    $50

  • Larry & Marsha Dworkin

    $25

  • Deborah and Eric

     

  • The Hewes Family

    $52

  • Faith Saint

     

  • Ryan and Robbie

    $75

  • Kelly O'Brien

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Thorburn Family

    $50

  • Marie Guevara

    $20

  • Kate Fraser

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tyler and Rebecca Courtemanche

    $20

  • Keane J.

    $50

  • Lynda Caine

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $144

  • Beth O'Neill

    $10

  • Louisa Mattson

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Brian Prozeller

     

  • Kaili Stanley

    $25

  • Jean Olsen

    $25

  • Teresa Lavallee

    $25

  • Tom K.

    $50

  • Pub Crawl Profits!

     

  • Pub Crawl Donation

     

  • Jodi Wallach

    $50

  • O'Leary's Pub Crawl Donation

     

  • Bryanne and Brian

    $50

  • The Silverberg's

    $50

  • Stephen Caine

    $250

  • Company Match

     

  • Mary Fay Kattman

     

  • Brian MacMahon

    $50

  • Renee and Ray

     

  • Minushe Golloshi

    $20

  • Company Matches

     

  • Matty

    $300

  • Stacie & Derek

     

  • Sue Rieck

     

  • Dave D

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Eileen L.

     

  • Greta

    $25

  • Lindsey Herndon

    $30

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108% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $32,518 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brian Kelly

Amount Raised

$7,240

 

145% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Amount Raised

$6,247

Fundraiser Title

Scott Tonkovich

Amount Raised

$5,416

 

108% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ann Wilson

Amount Raised

$5,230

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meredith Poore

Amount Raised

$5,020

Fundraiser Title

Brendan Good

Amount Raised

$3,100

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Wells

Amount Raised

$265

 

4% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael McElroy

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Lindsey Herndon

Lindsey Herndon

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Greta

Greta

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Eileen L.

Eileen L.

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

Good luck, Scott. Run like the wind! 6 years ago

Dave D

Dave D

6 years ago

Sue Rieck

Sue Rieck

6 years ago

Stacie & Derek

Stacie & Derek

6 years ago

Matty

Matty

DONATION: $300

Congrats bud, wish I could be there running with you! 6 years ago

Company Matches

Company Matches

6 years ago

Minushe Golloshi

Minushe Golloshi

DONATION: $20

6 years ago