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Outrunning Homelessness Race & Fun Walk
OUTRUN HOMELESSNESS AT THE 2012 SCHOOL ON WHEELS OF MASSACHUSETTS RACE & FUN WALK,
(BROCKTON, MA) – Register now to run or walk in the Outrunning Homelessness Race & Fun Walk sponsored by Crescent Credit Union to benefit
School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA). The event will kick off on Saturday, April 28th, at 9:00 am at Borderland State Park, 259 Massapoag Ave., Easton. Registration begins at 8:00 am. The event is open to people of all ages and abilities, including competitive runners, children, families, and teens. Individuals
and teams are invited to participate.
The 5K Race and 2-mile Fun Walk will raise money to support SOWMA’s life-changing services for children and teens experiencing homelessness, including: one-on-one afterschool tutoring; new backpacks and school supplies; and educational advocacy and support. SOWMA currently serves children in 10 Eastern Massachusetts locations, including family shelters, afterschool programs, and community centers in Brockton, Middleboro, New Bedford, Norwell, Quincy, and Stoughton.
To register for SOWMA’s 2012 Outrunning Homelessness Race and Fun Walk, go to http://www.racewire.com.
To become a corporate sponsor or volunteer, visit www.sowma.org or phone 508-587-9091.
ABOUT THE 2012 OUTRUNNING HOMELESSNESS RACE & FUN WALK
The 2012 Outrunning Homelessness Race & Fun Walk is generously supported by anchor sponsor Crescent Credit
Union, with additional support from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares and lead sponsors ABM, Brockton Animal Hospital, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, E.O.M.S. Recycling, Good Samaritan Medical Center, HarborOne Credit Union, Maplewood Country Day Camp, Mutual Bank, and Siemens. Money raised from this event will support SOWMA’s customized academic services for children and teens experiencing homelessness.
ABOUT SCHOOL ON WHEELS OF MASSACHUSETTS
Founded by Easton resident Cheryl Opper, with afterschool tutoring programs in Brockton, Middleboro, New Bedford, Norwell, and Stoughton, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) is the only organization in the state providing one-on-one tutoring, new backpacks, books, school supplies, and educational advocacy and
support to children and teens experiencing homelessness at multiple sites. More than 1,200 students in grades pre-K through college have benefitted from SOWMA’s services and more than 1,000 community volunteers have been trained to serve as one-on-one tutors since the organization’s 2004 start. SOWMA is dedicated to “educating children impacted by homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential.” To make a donation or to find out more about how you can support SOWMA’s life-changing programs for children and teens, visit www.sowma.org.
More About Borderland State Park
Borderland State Park features trails for walking and horseback riding and ponds for canoeing and fishing. The park was created in the early 1900s by Blanche Ames, artist and suffragist, and her husband Oakes.