DWRT Voluntary Contribution Drive

DWRT Voluntary Contribution Drive

Dear Teammate,

Every year, our team puts together a Voluntary Contribution Drive. This drive offers team members an opportunity to donate to the team outside of annual dues (which have remained a low $30/year).

COVID-19 has changed everything for everyone. Instead of group training in person, the team shifted to virtual workouts, including funding yoga with Leah and strength training with Emmi. The team also hosted a virtual race series that over 200 people participated in called the Tour de Summer, through which the team raised almost $8,500 through the generosity of both participants and a matching grant of $1,000 from the team. These funds benefitted a variety of causes, including For the Gworls Gender-Reaffirming Surgery Fund for Trans Persons of Color, the COVID-19 Relief Fund, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Human Rights Campaign, the Friends of Hudson River Park (in memory of Jessy Scarpone), Color of Change, Feeding America, and Campaign Zero.

Looking forward to 2021, the team projects lower revenue. Despite this, we commit to keeping dues at $30 and paying stipends to all of our coaches as they will continue to produce training plans throughout the year. We will also plan to provide those training plans through the Run Smart app and to host in-person runs as long as the government agencies and the board deem that it is safe to do so.

If you feel you have received value from being a member of the team and are in a position to do so, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to helping us achieve our 2021 goals. The Board will recognize all donors at our annual meeting.

Four lucky contributors will win a pair of Bose audio sunglasses, valued at $249.95.

Link to donate:

Thanks for your consideration. Best wishes and stay safe!

– DWRT Board of Directors

More about Matt

Matt co-founder of the Dashing Whippets with Rich since May 2009. Matt has been running since joining his high school cross country team his sophomore year. Since being with the team, Matt has completed 3 marathons with a 2:57:24 PR at the 2013 Boston Marathon and many other races, including a 4:48 mile at the 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile and a 1:18:53 half marathon in the 2014 NYC Half Marathon. Matt lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters. Read more at Board of Directors

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