The Hale Reservation Marathon Team raises funds to give underserved children the opportunity to attend a wonderful summer camp.
I'm running the 2014 Boston Marathon for Hale Reservation. If you don't know what Hale is, there's lots of info and a link below, but I'd like to tell you about what it means to me.
I started going to Hale's Membership Beach with my family when I was 7 years old, and still return every year. I learned to swim and boat at Hale, and I made lifelong friends there. I would not be who I am today without Hale. Every child should have the oppurtunities I had.
And every child can, if you give to Hale. Please don't feel that any amount is too small. There are suggested donation amounts, but you can give anything above $10. To give some more context, field trips are held during the school year, and camp is held, of course, during the summer months (there are four and a half sessions per summer).
Why Hale over other causes? What's so cool about giving to Hale is that you're not just supporting one great cause, but many, including the Boston area YMCAs, the Bird Street Community Center, the Waltham and Watertown Boys and Girls Clubs, South Shore Stars and the Mass General Hospital's Aspire program for children with Aspergers syndrome.
Have more questions, or want to personally lend a hand to our fundraising cause? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much!
Mike DiNicola began running recreationally after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University. This will be his first marathon. He is pursuing an M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Boston University and has a background in healthcare and consumer IT. Born and raised in Norwood, MA, Mike currently resides in Boston.
Each summer over 4,400 children come to Hale Reservation to enjoy the beautiful 1,130 acres of outdoor space. Campers participate in a variety of traditional activities such as swimming, boating and arts and crafts, and they also have the chance to experience a universal ropes course, a floating classroom, and miles and miles of trails for natural exploration.
A summer at Hale gives many children several"firsts." The first time taking swimming lessons, the first time on a boat, the first time at an outdoor day camp. For many of these youngsters, camp is only possible through financial aid. At Hale Reservation, over half the campers receive some support.
Through our Agency Partners, Hale is home to campers from several organizations including the Boston area YMCAs, the Bird Street Community Center, the Waltham and Watertown Boys and Girls Clubs, South Shore Stars and the Mass General Hospital's Aspire program for children with Aspergers syndrome.
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