BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT DATE: Mar 29, 2015
$352 = scholarships for a team of 8 girls
This will be my fifth season as a site coordinator and coach for Girls on the Run Chicago. The girls on my team absolutely love this program. This season we had 30 girls sign up due to the popularity of this program at our school. Many of them rely on scholarships in order to particpate. Girls on the Run has yet to deny any of my girls a scholarship, which the coaches, the girls, and I greatly appreciate. I sought out this opportunity to fundraise on behalf of a program that has positively influenced the mindset and physical health of the girls the coaches and I teach. Regardless of whether the money raised goes to my team or to another group of girls, this program is well worth the investment. We all appreciate your support! :)
Here is some additional information about Girls on the Run:
Girls on the Run-Chicago is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Using a fun, experience-based after-school curriculum which creatively integrates running, the innovative program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.
In 2015, GOTRC will serve more than 9,000 girls throughout Chicagoland. Of those 9,000 girls approximately 85% will receive financial assistance to participate in our after-school programming.
GOTRC strongly believes that every girl should have the opportunity to grow up strong, healthy and confident, which is why it is their promise to never turn away a girl from their program because of her inability to pay the program fee.
The SoleMates on Team Girls on the Run help GOTRC keep this promise to their girls because all funds raised by the team go to underwrite scholarships so that every girl has the chance to learn that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
This year, we are challenging ourselves to complete in triathlons, 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, marathons, and everything in between so that we can raise important scholarship funds for girls to participate in this life-changing program. Please help us reach our goal!
Every donation has a huge impact.
$10 will cover the cost of one girl's healthy snacks for a season
$44 will cover the cost of an average program scholarship for one girl
$59 will cover the cost of program t-shirts for 15 girls
$78 will cover the cost of water bottles for 8 teams of 15 girls
$144 will cover the cost for one girl to participate in GOTRC for one season
$288 will cover the cost for one girl to participate in GOTRC for both the Spring and Fall seasons
$352 will cover the cost of the average program scholarships from a team of 8 girls
$1,152 will cover the cost for one team of 8 girls to partcipate for one season