My name is Michael, I am a professional musician, and I am once again so honored to be running the Boston Marathon with The Play Brigade Team! They have supported so many in their mission for inclusion in sports, recreation, and play and as a blind runner with hearing loss and as a father of three children with disabilities, I especially appreciate their mission. Last year my dream of finally running the Boston Marathon became a reality because of The Play Brigade! I am looking forward to once again training hard and crossing the finish line with my guide on Patriots Day!
Please consider supporting my 2020 Boston Marathon race to benefit wonderful work of The Play Brigade by making a donation as well as sharing my fundraising page.
Thank you in advance!
Creating a world for all individuals where there are no barriers to play, recreation, or sports, and where inclusion is the cornerstone of community.
When Boston-area parents Dawn and Justin Oates realized their local playground was not equipped so their mobility-impaired daughter Harper could play alongside her siblings, they had a vision of creating a world for all individuals where there are no barriers to play, recreation, sports, and where inclusion is the cornerstone of community.
From that vision, The Play Brigade was born to educate people about the importance of fun, regardless of age or ability; provide inclusive play, recreation, and sports opportunities to communities and organizations; and develop programming that brings both together.
The Play Brigade is honored to have the support of John Hancock Financial and partnerships with The National Inclusion Project (co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken), the City of Boston Parks & Recreation Department, the Town of Brookline Division of Parks and Open Space, and the Boston Red Sox.
Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to this important cause, and you will see how your contribution directly impacts the community in a way that is both tangible and vital.