Tis the season for my 3rd icy Santa Speedo Run through the streets of Boston with the SSRunners for my favorite charity,The Play Ball Foundation! Two years ago I joined the Foundation in running the Speedo run and have since took it a step further and joined the event committee, so I can help support Play Ball! and give back to Boston inner-city kids. Our goal is to raise $200,000 through the SSRun to support the 2,300middle school kids playing sports. The event is Saturday, December 9 and I’m looking for your help. My personal fundraising goal is $800. Any and all support goes a long way.
I know everyone receives similar emails, and we all have organizations that we support. But if you have a little to give, remember how important sports were to you, and please give what you can (encouraging the idea of me “running” down Boylston in a speedo mid-December is an added bonus). Your donation is going directly to the 2018 sports teams as PlayBall! has one of the highest contribution rates for Boston charities.
The link to my donation page is: http://ssrunners.org/scottdavies
PB's mission today is to create and expand team sports opportunities for middle school age urban youth who are at a pivotal time of physical and emotional development. Pay-to-Play fees are not affordable for most Boston and Lawrence families, where over 75% of students live at the poverty level. These kids would not be playing sports without your help and we have to keep them out on the field, because more than 75% of them have never played an organized sport before and more than half have never even tried their sport before. As many of us can personally relate, through the experience of team sports, PB seeks to inspire young athletes to succeed in school, become engaged in their school communities and develop life skills that will make them better prepared to enter high school and beyond.
Thank you for your consideration & support
Some good videos of where the money goes:
All the best,