Please support the 2020 Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester Marathon Team!
Last year, the team raised over $150,000 and we hope to exceed that goal this year!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is an award-winning youth development agency that has provided outstanding services to Boston’s inner city youth for more than 45 years. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community.
The BGCD provides a safe haven to over 4,000 youth of all abilities annually. The agency operates over 200 out-of-school programs year-round in the areas of education, college and career prep, art, music, film, character and leadership development, health and life skills, athletics, aquatics, and social recreation. While the yearly cost of our services is $1,900 per child, members pay just $5 in annual membership dues, with scholarships available to those in need.
Why I chose to run for the Boys & Girls Club:
I've always heard people say that becoming a parent changes you forever but, until this past year, I never really understood what that meant. From the moment I laid eyes on my sweet baby boy, my entire perspective on life changed. Every decision that I'm faced with is now made with my son's interests and wellbeing in mind above all else.
When I decided that I wanted to run the 2020 Boston Marathon, I knew that I wanted to represent an organization whose mission is to support and empower children who may not be afforded all of the opportunities that I hope my son will. I'm privileged to be representing the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester and proud that 100% of the proceeds from my fundraising campaign will go directly towards providing structure and developmental opportunities to so many families within our community.
I have set a personal fundraising goal of $10,000. It's not going to be easy, but I know that with the help of my family and friends, I can do it. Any contribution, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated!!