As many of you know I love to run. What you may not know is more than running myself I love to coach others to run. Over the past several years I've been given the opportunity to coach hundreds of children, teens and adults to do just that through a ministry called Legacy Sports here in the Greater Charlotte area. Established in 2007, Legacy Sports is a ministry based sports program known for promoting character, integrity, excellence, family values, life principles, and Biblical truths. I started coaching with Legacy Sports as a flag football coach in 2009. Since then I've also coached basketball and running, served as flag football commissioner, refereed men’s flag football tournaments, mentored other coaches and become a member of the leadership team working to continue to find ways to reach our community through my passion for sports. I'm passionate about this ministry because I've seen first hand the positive impacts it has had in my own life and family. I know I’m a better father, husband and man as a result of working with this ministry.
Well now is the time I get to use my gifts to give back to the ministry which has given so much to me. In January I’ll be running the Houston Marathon, something I’ve done many times. This time, however, I’ll be using this race as an opportunity to raise money for Legacy Sports. For the first time in its 11 year history this ministry is facing a financial challenge that is leaving them on the brink of not being able to pay staff salaries or operating expenses. Early projections indicate Legacy will be approximately $12,500 short by the end of January. Winter registration is winding down and spring registration does not open until mid-January meaning little revenue is generated during this time of the year which is why I’m going to run and ask for your support.
Would you be willing to pledge or donate to my goal of $5000 to keep me running so I can help keep Legacy Sports running? You can give a flat donation, a per mile pledge for the Marathon (26.2 miles) or even the 200+ training miles I have yet to run in December and January. I believe in the mission of this ministry and have seen first hand the value it has provided to many families in our community. Will you take this opportunity to leave a legacy by making a financial contribution to this ministry? I’d be honored and humbled to run on your behalf knowing that the gifts you give will allow Legacy Sports to continue to operate and reach so many people with the life changing message of the Gospel.