About this project
Project Created on: 01/22/2018
Project Type: SoleMates
I am running in the 2018 New York City Marathon for Girls on the Run, a non-profit that gives >1,500 girls in low-income neighborhoods in NYC (and thousands more across the country) the chance to participate in curriculum-based physical activity. The program greatly impacts these girls' physical as well as mental health, increasing their confidence in themselves and their sense of community. As 1 of 2 girls on the 'boys' baseball team in elementary school and the only girl on my high school's cross country team for 2 years, the importance of a female-based team resonates strongly with me. Participating in sports growing up played a huge role in my confidence and perseverance- something I believe all girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, should have access to and can benefit from.
I am excited and fortunate to be running the NYC marathon and would greatly appreciate it if you would join me in donating to the cause- every dollar counts!
Thanks so much for your support! :)
Quick Stats on Donation Amounts!
$35 can sponsor a pair of running shoes for one girl
$150 can fund healthy snacks and a pair of running shoes for 3 girls in our program
$300 can support a full season scholarship, and healthy snacks and running shoes for one girl
$1,500 can support 5 girls (equivalent to half a team!) for a full season