On April 15th I will be running the 2013 Boston Marathon. I will be running on behalf of, and proudly representing Dorchester Family School Initiative (DFSI), a partnership of 3 elementary schools in the Codman Square area, the Oliver W. Holmes, the Joseph Lee and the Lee Academy Pilot School. With your assistance, our goal is to provide social and enrichment services for the kids such as before and after-school programs, art programs and music programs to name but a few, to coordinate social and emotional services with the schools and expose the children to positive youth development activities that will help them improve their overall health and wellness.
I am nothing short of thrilled to have been afforded the opportunity to give back to the community that has been the source of my livelihood for the last 12 years. Between now and April 15th I will be kindly asking you to donate to this very worthwhile cause, be it through social media such as this or through the restaurant itself. As we get closer to race day itself I will host a fundraising event at The Blarney Stone with some of the other runners also representing DFSI, one final push toward all of our fundraising goals. Please bear in mind that every dollar donated makes a difference, no amount is too small. It could be worse, I could be asking you to tag along for my long run each and every Sunday morning between now and April!! As you will see, other runners will post pictures/videos/training updates etc etc, I probably will not. There is nothing flattering about marathon training in the middle of a New England winter, period. You all know where to find me, I'll be sure to keep you updated on how training is going as I pour your beer or take your food order. Note the "Marathon" bucket behind the bar and please remember, every dollar makes a difference, thank you...