**If you would prefer to send a check, please make the check out to 'GOTR Puget Sound' and mail it to 1404 East Yesler Way, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98122. Please include a note saying that it is a donation in support of Lindsay R's SoleMates Campaign.
Welcome to my 2018 Girls on the Run SoleMates fundraising site!
Girls on the Run is an incredible organization that provides after-school programs for girls in 3rd grade up to middle school. The girls typically meet twice a week to work through lessons and activities that help them develop an awareness of self and others, build self-confidence, and learn about making positive changes in their world. Over the course of the program, they also train for a 5k that happens at the end of the season. I've served as a running buddy during the 5k four times now, including three runs with my own students, and it's always such a positive and uplifting experience.
Last spring 1,400 girls benefited from this program in the Puget Sound area alone, and the goal is to serve 3,000 girls in GOTR programs by 2020. The money raised during this campaign will go toward scholarships that ensure every girl that wants to participate gets to do so, regardless of her family's ability to pay. The program costs $360 for each girl to participate, yet the average participant pays only $89. That’s because close to 60% of the girls request scholarships to participate.
This summer I'm going to take part in the Northwest Passage Ragnar Relay as part of GOTR's SoleMates adult fundraising team for the third time. Our 12-member team will train to collectively run almost 200 miles during a two-day relay in Northwest Washington in July, and we'd love to have your support in them form of cheers and donations to GOTR.
This year I'm hoping to raise at least $1000, and I hope you'll help me reach that goal. No donation is too small, and all are greatly appreciated. I truly appreciate your support and encouragement throughout this journey, and I am incredibly grateful for your donation to GOTR. Having been able to witness this program in action at my own school, I can honestly say it is truly is an amazing opportunity for young girls.
Thank you again for supporting GOTR scholarships to make this program available to all girls!
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