Now who ever said swimmers can't run? Well, me, mostly, as a way to justify my lack of ability on dry land. Since hanging up the goggles, running has been a way to challenge myself to be better, with the haphazard goal of one day running 26.2 in Boston. Going to school and ultimately living in this city has given me an amazing opportunity to watch the very best compete in my backyard as part of the fabled Boston Marathon, and as a student during the 2013 Boston Bombing I've always wanted to be able to one day be a part of the redemption it continues to bring to those affected. Swimmer me would shudder at the thought of running 26.2, but when an opportunity came up through The Sports Museum to raise money for a cause I am passionate about...well, how could I not?
As we head into 2020, I am very thankful to be able to be a part of The Sports Museum's Boston Marathon Team! As the current treasurer of this organization's Young Leaders Council, it's a mission I'm deeply passionate about. Every fundraised dollar will again be dedicated to our award-winning educational program that leverages the power and example of Boston sports to help stop bullying in our schools and in our community, Boston vs. Bullies.
Boston vs. Bullies is an educational program that is provided to schools and organizations across Massachusetts free of charge. The video-based program features current athletes from all of Boston’s sports teams and provides kids with practical guidance, strategies and options grounded in the latest anti-bullying research. Since the full roll out began in Fall 2013, Boston vs. Bullies has impacted more than 100,000 students (grades 5-6), 1,100 teachers and 350 schools and organizations.
I would be so thankful for your support, both financially and through prayer and words of encouragement, as we empower the children of greater Boston through the Sports Museum.
Can't do it without you!