Dream Big! is proud to announce that we have been selected as one the new charities for the B.A.A. Boston Marathon Charity Program this year. As one of 35 official charities, Dream Big! will participate for the next three years in this fabulous and very important program that will raise an estimated $250,000 for Dream Big! and the amazing girls we serve.
Over the next few months, the 2013 Dream Big! Marathon Team, which includes 15 runners from all over the world, will work to raise over $80,000 for Dream Big!. The money raised will help to impact thousands of girls in need this year. Whether through an equipment grant for a new pair of sneakers or a new volleyball net so a high school can have their first ever home game, or a scholarship so a girl can take dance lessons or attend a summer sports camp, these athletes will train their hearts out to get to the start line and run for hours to cross the finish line so that thousands of many girls and young women in need will be able to live healthy, active lives.
- 1. Kristen Bessette – Massachusetts
- 2. Demi Clark –South Carolina
- 3. Stephanie Galzarano – Illinois
- 4. Marcus Gillam – Ontario
- 5. Matthew Henschel – Massachusetts
- 6. Angeli Kakade – New York
- 7. Robin Lynch – New York
- 8. Bridget Mackey – Massachusetts
- 9. Jennifer Marchio – Massachusetts
- 10. Jerry Ng - Singapore
- 11. Kevin Penn – New York, NY
- 12. George Stevens - Massachusetts
- 13. Margaret Stevens - Massachusetts
- 14. Nicole Terramagra - Massachusetts
- 15. Dawn Ventre – Massachusetts
Meet the 2013 Dream Big! Marathon Team Members:
Every day a girl in need steps on the playing field, court or track without the proper footwear, equipment, sports attire or training. Imagine trying to run the Boston Marathon without the proper foot wear. In April 2013 the Dream Big! Marathon Team, made up of 15 runners from around the world, will take to the start line of the Boston Marathon to help breakdown the economic barrier that currently prevents many girls from participating in sports and physical activities.
Dream Big! works to provide low-income and homeless girls with equipment, 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, fitness, and well-being. Over the past two years Dream Big! has had a direct, positive effect on more than 3000 girls through equipment donations, program scholarships, sports clinics and the Dream Big! Leadership Conference for middle & high school girls.
Dream Big! would like to say a very special thank you to the Boston Athletic Association for allowing us to be a part of this amazing program that will take Dream Big! to a whole new level through the funds raised over the next three years. We would also like to thank our very special 2013 team of dedicated runners as well as coaches Rick Muhr and Greg Guarriello whose commitment to bettering the lives of girls in need through sports is so greatly appreciated.