On Sunday, May 6th, I will be running in the New Jersey Marathon starting in Long Branch, New Jersey.
This will be my first full marathon, yes 26.2 miles. I have spent the past several months physically and mentally preparing and training for this race. Along with accomplishing my personal goal of running and completing a full marathon, my run will help raise funds for the Freehold Borough Educational Foundation.
The Foundation was established in 1999 by a group of private citizens who saw the need for community support of our public schools. The belief system that evolved from a consensus of our diverse community guided the creation of the Foundation. As an independent entity, controlled by private citizens and not the Board of Education or School Administration, the Foundation has become a catalyst for excellence.
Foundation funds are not intended as a substitute or replacement for the regular school budgets. Rather, the grants awarded by the Foundation have stimulated the development of new innovative programs that would not otherwise have been possible. They have encouraged excellence in creative teaching and facilitated student development. They have injected new energy into our schools, giving students a chance to participate in exciting and challenging projects.
As I do realize we are experiencing tough economic times, donations in any amount will positively benefit educational offerings. If you decide to contribute, please download the attached form and send your donation to:
Freehold Borough Educational Foundation
6 Hance Blvd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
Make checks payable to FBEF or Freehold Borough Educational Foundation.
If you prefer you can also send a donation directly to me at my address below. Keep in mind the Foundation is a certified IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all contributions are tax deductible as per federal guidelines.
I would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with me in raising funds for education. I would also encourage you to please come out on race day and cheer me on. If you need further information or have questions please contact me at the numbers below.
3 Michael Lane
Freehold, NJ 07728