NYRR wrote -
Calling all ING NYC Marathon 2012 volunteers!
The marathon is the biggest event in NYC and it couldn’t possibly happen without the amazing effort of the thousands of volunteers.
You are what makes this event successful and more importantly, you are helping charities receive the funds they need to help continue their cause.
How you ask? Well, every year runners register for the race and also pledge to raise money for charity. Just like the runners raise money for their efforts, why not raise money for your volunteer efforts? This year, the NYC Marathon is hoping to raise 26.2 million for charity and you can get involved too.
Here is your opportunity to help support an amazing cause: Team For Kids. They are a deserving organization that is doing great things in their community and around the world.
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.
Your participation and support allows Team For Kids to provide free or low-cost school- and community-center based health and fitness programs to children who would most likely otherwise have no access to regular physical activity.
All you need to do to help out is click the "Donate" button above or if you're volunteering click "Join The Team" and help fundraise for Team For Kids by sharing your own personal page with your friends and family.