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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Team Framingham 2018 Charities to be Selected on December 4th

The five Team Framingham 2018 charities will be selected by random drawing on Monday December 4th as part of the event where the twenty-two team runners will be selected. The revised charity selection process was approved by the Board of Selectmen in September.  Local charities had the opportunity to apply to be a coveted Team Framingham 2018 charity between September 20th and November 3rd.

                                            

The following eleven charities submitted applications by the November 3rd deadline. All applications complied with the requirements set forth by the Board of Selectmen:

Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust

Amazing Things

United Way of Tri-County

Framingham History Center

Resiliency for Life

Framingham High School Foundation

Friends of Framingham Library

Hoops and Homework

Friends of Callahan Senior Center

Adult ESL

Voices Against Violence


The Team Framingham program was established in 2014 and is comprised of 20-25 runners who participate in the Boston Marathon via invitational entries Framingham receives from the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.).  The major goals of the Team Framingham program are:

  • Provide town residents and town and school employees with an opportunity to participate in the Boston Marathon.
  • Provide locally based charities with an opportunity to benefit from fundraising associated with the invitational entries.

Since 2014 team runners have raised close to $270,000 for deserving local charities and 88 of 91 team runners have successfully completed the demanding Boston Marathon course.


The application period for team runners opened on Monday October 2nd and will close promptly at 4 p.m. on Monday November 27th.


Applications for runners to become part of Team Framingham 2018 can be found on the town web-site at:


http://www.framinghamma.gov/2415/Boston-Marathon-Invitational-Entry-Appli


The random selection to choose the runners and charities is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday December 4th in the Ablondi Room at Town Hall.  The drawing is open to the public. 


Please direct any questions regarding the Team Framingham program to:  TeamFraminghamMarathon@gmail.com


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