BENEFITING: Special Olympics Massachusetts
ORGANIZER: Special Olympics Massachusetts
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
On Monday, April 20th, I have the honor of running in the 2015 Boston Marathon as a member of the Special Olympics Massachusetts fundraising team. In doing so I will be running to support my brothers -- Gregory and Patrick -- and all the members of the Cape Cod Champs Program. I will also be running to support the thousands of other inspiring Special Olympic athletes across the state who compete throughout the year.
As a family member, coach and spectator of Special Olympics, I could not be more honored to be running in my first marathon as a member of this team.
When Eunice Kennedy Shriver started the Special Olympics, she wanted to create an opportunity for athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete and engage in physical activities. What she in fact created was social change that has made a world of difference for my family and for so many families in Massachusetts, in the U.S. and across the world. The sportmanship, camaraderie and enthusiasm you witness at the Special Olympics is truly inspirational and it is the inspirtation from these athletes that will be with me for the full 26.2 miles!