Beckie Kohler via Crowdrise
August 10, 2012
BENEFITING: ABUNDANT WATERS
ORGANIZER: ABUNDANT WATERS
ABUNDANT WATERS wrote -
The Abundant Waters program started out small with 12 sixth-grade girls in a dance class. But soon sports, drama, chess, art, music were added. Children flocked to the program, soaking it all up. In fact, that’s what the name Abundant Waters means—that every child deserves “watering” or nurturing and the chance to bloom.
The program is now serves over 100 children, providing daily homework tutoring, chess instruction and sports participation. Weekly classes include dance, art, music, cooking, knitting, wall climbing and computer skills. There are also bowling and ice skating excursions and trips to quality films.
This is our THIRD year of having a team running for Abundant Waters in for the NYC Marathon!! Abundant Waters is so proud to have five veteran marathoners (okay maybe some of them haven't done a marathon in fifteen years!) but they are coming out of retirement for the kids of Abundant Waters.
Also, for the second year, Abundant Waters is grateful to send two fearless warriors ready to brave the waters of San Francisco to finish the famous Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
And last but not remotely least, our largest fundraiser to date (Michele Fenice) is going to kill it at the Ironman New York this August. Michele has raced for us before and she always delivers an amazing result both on the clock and for the kids. Michele will be swimming 2.4 miles in the Hudson River, riding 112 miles along the Palisades and running 26.2 miles along river road, over the George Washington Bridge and finishing in Manhattan, very near the Abundant Waters after school program! How appropriate is that?
To contribute to any one of their races in support of our athletes or just because you want to help our kids have a better education, after-school activities and caring people in their lives, click on any one of our athletes and support the team!!