Blake's Run for Boston Donation Surpasses $5000

May 23, 2013 -- 12:36am

Blake Hundley organized a 5K run to benefit Boston after the Boston Marathon bombings.  Blake is a 5th grader and his run was held at the beginning of this month, and now he’s getting ready to deliver his donation to One Fund Boston.   

In a letter to the editor, Blake Hundley says he’s getting ready to go to Boston to deliver his donation to the One Fund Boston.  The Lord Baltimore 5th Grader organized his own 5-K fundraiser in Bethany Beach on May 3rd and 129 runners of all ages helped Blake to raise over $5000 to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.  Blake also thanks all the groups and people who helped to make Blake’s Run for Boston a success

 

 

May 22, 2013
Dear Editor:

Soon, I will leave Delaware and go to Massachusetts to deliver a donation of more than $5,000 that we raised at Blake’s Run for Boston on May 3 in support of the Boston Marathon victims. There are so many people I need to thank because it is due to their generosity that I am able to make this contribution to One Fund Boston.

In response to the attack, I organized and my first 5k for charity, Blake’s Run for Boston, in hopes of contributing money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.  So many people worked hard to make this event memorable and successful.  First, thanks to my parents, Rick and Michele Hundley, my sisters Devin and Logan, and the rest of my family.  Their encouragement and assistance were incredible.  Thanks to my many sponsors: Baja Beach House Grill, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon, Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Coastal Point, Creative Resource Group, Dave's Silkscreening, Delaware Wave, Harris Teeter, Jeff Baxter of Prosperity Mortgage, PNC Bank, Piranha Sports, Professional Physical Therapy & Sports Care, Rehoboth Beach Sports, Seashore Striders, and the Town of Bethany Beach.  Their financial and in-kind support was critical.  I would like to send special thanks to Jackie Inman of Bethany Beach Books and Jim and Ellen Bradford of Rehoboth Beach Sports; they not only sponsored my run, but donated 10% of their sales from the weekend.  Thanks also to the many runners who rallied, volunteers who helped, and fans who cheered.  This support makes me so proud of our community and reminds me in what a special area we live.

For those who were not able to attend or run, but still want to help, donations can still be made at www.BlakesRunforBoston.com

Sending my sincere thanks,
Blake Hundley


 

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