BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
ORGANIZER: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
My name is Scott. I am from Flemington, New Jersey. I have lived in Baltimore, Las Vegas, New York City, and now Boston. And I am running the Boston Marathon for the first time in 2016. Here's a little bit more about me. I ran cross-country in high school, and enjoy running 5k's throughout the year, but the furthest I'd ever run was 5 miles up until I started training for the marathon. Thanks to the support and encouragement of my friends and teammates, I recently finished an 8 mile run. How long is the marathon again? 26.2? Oh boy...
One of the reasons I run is for my girlfriend Kara. She is not a runner. She does not understand the appeal of running, nor the need for 6 am wakeups on Saturday mornings. She did however make the picstitch in my profile picture. And she's always the first person to congratulate me at the finish line. Thank you, KLou!
The other reason I run is because I love the Boston Marathon and everything it stands for. My friend Barclay calls it the Super Bowl of running. It's cool to compete with the best in the world. But even more importantly, it's a chance for the city to come together and celebrate the achievements of all the participants, regardless of skill level, age, or anything else. I had a great time volunteering at the finish line last year, and am excited to be running this year.
See you on April 18th!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston wrote -
Team John Hancock 2016
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) and Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV) are thrilled to partner with our inspired 2016 Boston Marathon team of John Hancock employees to raise funds to provide hope and opportunity for youth in the greater Boston area. To streamline our donation process this year, all gifts will be directed to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) and then divided equally between BGCB and RBTV.
Boys & Girls Club of Boston (BGCB)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) provides nearly 16,000 young people in our community with a safe place to go after school where caring adult role models deliver fun and enriching programs. Activities are strategically developed to help youth succeed academically, live healthy lifestyles, build character and practice good citizenship. While BGCB invests an average of $2,800 per member, critical financial support from our partners helps keeps the cost of membership affordable for the children we serve, many of whom come from low-income families and single-parent households. At only $25 per school year for children ages 6-12 and just $5 for teens, members get the strong start they need for a great future.
To learn more visit www.bgcb.org