BENEFITING: NYRR Youth Programs
ORGANIZER: NYRR Youth Programs
I'm running the NYC Marathon on November 6, 2011 for Team for Kids. Giving all kids the opportunity to receive an excellent education is important to me, providing them with after school activities that are challenging and engaging are also necessary for their development. This is our future, lets shape and nurture it through our nation's children. Please, donate now!
Making a donation is easy! You can click on the Donate button on this page to give through my secure fundraising site. You can also find information there about where to write a check, or how to get your company to match your gift! All contributions are tax-deductible.
Your giving helps New York Road Runners Youth Programs to:
•Serve over 85,000 children in more than 400 schools and community centers with FREE programs.
•Reach children of all fitness levels and athleticism, with a heightened focus on reaching out-of-shape and overweight kids with little or no athletic experience.
Whether you are a runner, have worked with children, or have kids yourself, I hope you will join me to further this great cause!
See you at the finish line! Thanks to everyone!
Team For Kids wrote -
LET'S GET MORE KIDS RUNNING IN 2011!!
When you donate to or raise funds for NYRR youth services, kids benefit. Childhood obesity is now an epidemic and many children are not getting the daily physical activity they need to lead healthy lives. The funds raised by Team for Kids members support New York Road Runners youth services programs and make a direct difference in children lives by providing:
- Training for teachers, coaches, field managers, and coordinators, most of whom are volunteers
- Incentives for children to encourage them to maintain attendance, demonstrate sportsmanship, and strive for and achieve fitness and personal-achievement milestones
- Entry fees and transportation costs so participants in our programs can compete in races and attend running-related sporting events
- Resources to establish programs in areas of greatest need.
Team for Kids started with a small group of runners participating in one race. Now, thousands of team members are running and receiving donations from generous contributors worldwide. This powerful outreach directly affects the number of children who benefit from our programs.
If you're running in the 2011 ING NYC Marathon with us, select the JOIN THE TEAM button above and become a fundraiser for Team For Kids. Then, share your page with your friends & family.
By pledging funds to a Team for Kids runner or joining the cause as a fundraiser, YOU are an important part of the solution. Together, we can end childhood obesity within a decade and give more children the gift of running.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!