Ellen trains for the 2019 Boston Marathon!!
It's official!! On April 15th, I will be running the 2019 Boston Marathon for Dream Big!, a charity that provides girls from low-income situations with uniforms, athletic footwear, program fees, training expenses, sports opportunities and the supplies they need to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their overall health, education and well-being.
I am so pleased to have another opportunity to "run Boston" and raise money for such a great cause. Sports have always been a part of my life, I cannot imagine being unable to participate. I hope to help girls from underprivileged situations gain confidence, fitness and courage through participation in athletic activities.
Unfortunately, poverty can severely limit a young girl’s involvement in sports. Dream Big! is working to breakdown the financial barrier that currently prevents thousands of girls from participating.
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 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 volleyball camps, dance classes and gymnastics lessons and hundreds of girls attended Dream Big! Sports Clinics in partnership with local college sports teams.
As you support the 2019 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team in their quest to reach the Boston Marathon finish line and their fundraising goals, please know that you are changing the lives of so many inspirational girls and young women. Thank you!