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Charity Begins (and ends) at Home


This week (the week of July 27th) marks the last week of the 2015 Boilermaker Charity Bib Campaign: we officially shutdown on August 1st. If we were running the Boilermaker we have just turned on Court Street and are sprinting towards the Finish Line.
Last year we raised $141,000 for 11 charities.
At the moment, Tuesday morning, July 28th we are sitting at just shy of $138,000. We set an internal goal of $150,000. While not a math major looks like we need to $12,000 to hit the number.
BTW all of the charity monies stay within our community. Boilermaker has been supported by the community so community gets supported by the Boilermaker.
So how can you help, pretty simple: give.
You can give a lot or a little.
You can give and have your name listed or give anonymously.
Go to boilermaker.com, click on the Run for a Reason panel then click the highlighted CrowdRise site.
Check out the various charities and find one that resonates with you. This year we have 21 charities so I think you can find at least one that interests you.
Or you can scroll through this year’s Charity Bib Runners, I wouldn’t be surprised if you know one of these fine folks: there are over 240 of them!
One of the nice perks we offer those folks that raise a minimum of $1,000 is an invitation to the Charity Bib finale that is simply inspirational. Currently we have 41 folks who are a part of this elite club. Our overall money raiser is David Ayoub who has raised $8,235 for Make A Wish (he wants to raise $10,000- amazing). There are 5 or 6 runners who are very close to joining the $1,000 club.
Many of our Charity Bib Runners could have signed up via traditional registration way, but intentionally made a commitment to take the tougher road. Some have been multi-year Charity Bib Runners.
If we call the Boilermaker ‘Christmas in July’ what a wonderful way to give an early holiday gift!
“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments.
It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better.
It’s about what you’ve given back”
Denzel Washington

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