My name is Charlie Jennings and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be running the 2019 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Community Investors; a local non-profit group that organizes after-school events for middle school kids in Wellesley, MA. CI was founded by a great team with experience in youth development, coaching, and mental health. They work on a local level to help kids de-stress by promoting physical, social, and emotional wellness through the “Power of Play”.
Based on numerous studies citing physical & mental wellness benefits derived by active play, CI’s first initiative was to launch much needed after-school programs at Wellesley Middle School for students to be active, socialize, and develop community and leadership values. CI’s programs strive to provide Positive Impactful Experiences “P.I.E.s” for all participants at every event. Led by peers in CI’s Student Coaching & Leadership Development Program, and powered by student DJs, Announcers, Video contributors, CI’s programs have created over 10,000 “P.I.E.s” for Wellesley Middle School students to date.
To encourage and maximize participation CI’s programs are offered free or for nominal fees and rely on the generosity of donations and sponsors for the majority of their funding. As CI strives to expand its programs and serve more students, they need support to accomplish these important initiatives. Contributions fund the expenses required to create Positive Impactful Experiences in their programs; shirts, equipment, field & facility fees, student and teacher coaching stipends, and administrative support.
Thank you in advance for any support you can give; I really appreciate all of the help to achieve my goal of $10,000 for the 2019 Boston Marathon.