Funds raised by Team for Kids members support NYRR Youth Programs. Through school-based programs, free youth events, and a collection of digital resources, NYRR Youth Programs bring free running and fitness programs to more than 200,000 students in under-served schools and communities. For most of these kids, running with an NYRR program is their only opportunity to get exercise or play sports. NYRR Youth Programs have been recognized by Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign as a leader in the fight against childhood obesity and health issues. Get more information and see highlights from the school year on our programs page
I’ve decided to run the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon with Team for Kids and I am asking for your support of their inspiring mission.
Team for Kids is a team of volunteers who raise funds for critical services provided by New York Road Runners Youth Programs. These programs combat childhood obesity and empower youth development via running and character-building programs in low-income schools and community centers in New York City and across the country.
Making a donation is easy! You can click on the Donate button on this page to give through my secure fundraising site. You can also find information there about where to write a check, or how to get your company to match your gift! All contributions are tax-deductible.
Your giving helps New York Road Runners Youth Programs to:
- Serve over 200,000 children in more than 800 schools and community centers with FREE programs.
- Reach children of all fitness levels and athleticism, with a heightened focus on reaching out-of-shape and overweight kids with little or no athletic experience.
- Prevent overweight or obese children from eventually suffering heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that lead to health-care costs in excess of $100 billion annually.
Whether you are a runner, have worked with children, or have kids yourself, I hope you will join me to further this great cause!
See you at the finish line! Don't forget to Donate Now 🙂