Team for Kids is more than about running.
NYRR awarded $44,225 worth of books to 378 Mighty Milers sites who ran more than 789,000 miles towards new books as part of NYRR’s Miles for Books initiative.
“Running helps in the classroom because you get all of your exercise, and then you can focus on your paper or your education.” – Mariciana, 9
“Mighty Milers and Young Runners has been a rallying point at our school. The entire school is involved in every step from picking out the music to counting the laps and helping each other reach their goals. I can’t say enough about the program. It’s my favorite part of the day!” – Kyra Wolfe, 35, coach and teacher, P.S. 686
I am so excited to have the opportunity to fundraise for such a worthy cause. It’s easy for people to “brush off” a charity that raises money for “just sports” but Team For Kids is so, so much more. It’s a charity that invests in our future doctors, lawyers, and leaders. And it teaches children that they are more than where they grew up or what their parents can/cannot afford.