I am so excited to be part of the Dream Big! 2020 Marathon team. In April 2020, I will be running with a team of 22 people who are raising money for this organization.
Every day a girl or young women in need steps on the playing field, court or track without the proper footwear, equipment, sports attire or training. Dream Big! works to provide girls from low-income situations with the with the equipment, uniforms, sports attire, athletic footwear, program fees, training expenses, sports opportunities and the supplies they need to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being. Your donations will help break down the economic barrier that prevents thousands of girls and young women from low-income situations from participating in sports and physical activities.
Growing up, athletics were a large part of my life and shaped who I am today. I participated in track and field hockey in high school and college and both were invaluable experiences for me. I learned discipline, the importance of physical activity for health and the power in working with teammates. I was fortunate to be in communities with resources that allowed me to have the uniforms, equipment and coaching that helped me succeed. I am now so grateful to be able to pass the importance of athletics to my own daughters (Maddy (9) and Julia (6)) and see how their participation in sports even at these young ages fills them with so much joy.
Unfortunately, not all girls have this kind of support. I am running for Dream Big! to give girls the opportunity to have sports impact their life as much they impacted mine; because everyone deserves that chance!
Here are a few examples of the impact Dream Big! donations had this past year: Dream Big! donated over $200,000 in new sports attire, uniforms and athletic footwear to girls track, basketball, double dutch, volleyball, softball and soccer athletes in urban communities; a donation of a volleyball net and equipment allowed a middle school volleyball team to add a girls volleyball program to their school; Dream Big! Program Scholarships sent hundreds of student athletes to basketball college showcases, soccer and basketball camps and dance classes. In addition hundreds of girls attended Dream Big! Sports Clinics in partnership with local college sports teams and over 200 middle and high school female athletes from urban communities attended the 7th Annual Dream Big! Leadership Conference at UMASS Boston.
Please support me in this journey and donate today! For more information about Dream Big!, please visit their website: https://www.dream-big.org/. I am also happy to talk with you more about Dream Big! and my reasons for supporting this organization - contact me through email at email@example.com !