We reached our goal of funding 2020 and 2021, so now lets help get 2022 started!
I will be running with my daughter Kayla, who is participating in her first marathon. Our goal is to get to the finish line in 5 hours.
I have been informed that she will be listening to her books on tape and not taking pestering questions from her dad for 5 hours, so I need something to listen to while taking the 42,000 steps to Boston.
So here is the plan. Here is my marathon Spotify playlist. Make a donation of $5 or more to the Newton Rotary Foundation and let me know the song you would like to add to the playlist (by email or in comments). If you have a spotify account you can add the songs directly.
You can make a tax deductible donation by these methods:
Send a check to Newton Rotary Foundation, PO Box 600057, Newton, MA 02460
Donate via our gofundme page (until September 30th)
We’ve had a bit of a lull here on the fundraising front. I planned a late March ramp up as the marathon approached, but then Covid-19 happened. I’ll post more on that development later…today we are launching our online auction at https://auction.jackprior.org.
While the marathon date has changed, my personal goal of raising the full $6000 amount for the Newton Rotary Scholarships to be awarded in the coming weeks to six Newton High School Seniors has not! We are just $564 dollars short of that amount at the moment, and with over $2400 worth of items donated to our online auction, we should be able to exceed that handily with your help.
Funds raised beyond the scholarship target will go to support Newton Rotary’s efforts to support the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The online auction is simple — Browse for items you like and bid in $5 increments. The bids are just like comments on a blog. You can bid under aas many fake names you like, just include your real email address on the bid form so I can contact you if you win. Just put in the dollar number of the bid (no text comments) and bid in $5 increments. The auction is currently scheduled to close promptly at 1:00:00 PM on Tuesday June 9th.
If you are the winning bidder, you will just make a donation at the fundraising page for the amount of your bid and I’ll arrange to get your prize to you. Send questions to Boston@jackprior.org.
If you have an item to add to the auction, there is still time — just drop me a note and we’ll get it posted.
Today marks 17 weeks out from Boston Marathon Monday. My coach had me take off last week from running after finishing up my fall “racing” season. Fassino Design created a nice infographic showing my stats leading up to today.