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BOSTON MARATHON

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Introducing the 2022 Play Ball Foundation Boston Marathon Team

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MEET THE RUNNERS

The Play Ball Foundation Marathon Team will raise critical funds to create and expand school-based sports leagues for middle school students in under-resourced communities in Massachusetts. Play Ball allows thousands of students from Boston, Lawrence, and Holyoke to play on school-based sports teams, which create and deepen school engagement and health outcomes for kids.  

Play Ball selected the following runners for the inaugural marathon team!

 

Please support the Play Ball Team in our fundraising efforts, and show your suupport on Marathon Monday!

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  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

Alec Dietsch

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Betsy Frissora

  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

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Alec Dietsch

  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

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Annie Cory

  • New York, NY

  • Annie is running her first marathon

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Christopher Larson

  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

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Annie Cory

  • New York, NY

  • Annie is running her first marathon

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Apolonio Liro

  • Sarasota, FL

  • Apolonio is running his fourth marathon, first Boston Marathon

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Jake Quinn

  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

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Apolonio Liro

  • Sarasota, FL

  • Apolonio is running his fourth marathon, first Boston Marathon

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Christopher Larson

  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

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  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

Christopher Larson

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Jake Quinn

  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

 

Introducing the 2022 Play Ball Foundation Boston Marathon Team

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The Play Ball Foundation Marathon Team will raise critical funds to create and expand school-based sports leagues for middle school students in under-resourced communities in Massachusetts. Play Ball allows thousands of students from Boston, Lawrence, and Holyoke to play on school-based sports teams, which create and deepen school engagement and health outcomes for kids.  

Play Ball selected the following runners for the inaugural marathon team!

 

Please support the Play Ball Team in our fundraising efforts, and show your suupport on Marathon Monday!

MEET THE RUNNERS

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  • Rochester, NY

  • Alex is running his first marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "To help Play Ball open more doors for more kids in more communities; to pay forward to the next generation the same high-impact opportunities that I’ve benefited from.”

Alec Dietsch

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Annie Cory

  • New York, NY

  • Annie is running her first marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation?  “Sports brought me experiences, relationships and confidence that I would not have otherwise had. I believe in the power of sports and am excited to partner with Play Ball to give more middle schoolers the opportunity to play sports.”

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Apolonio Liro

  • Sarasota, FL

  • Apolonio is running his fourth marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation?  "I love sharing my running accomplishments by using my miles to help others. I deeply believe that most of our problems in our society today can be resolved in the future if  kids can learn how to work together as a team today.  They will be able to do that with the help from organizations like Play Ball."

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Betsy Frissora

  • Dover, MA

  • Betsy is running her second marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "So much of my childhood and adult life have been shaped by the experiences I had playing youth sports; the Play Ball mission feels like a perfect opportunity for me to give back because it hits so close to home."

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Christopher Larson

  • Lone Tree, CO

  • Chris is running his third marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "Running the Boston Marathon for the Play Ball Foundation allows me to raise awareness for a great cause, benefit a great cause, and live by example in that cause all at once!"

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Jake Quinn

  • Boston, MA

  • Jake is running his first marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation?  "Much of who I am today was learned and instilled in me by my coaches and teammates.  I want to help provide the Play Ball students with the same opportunities I had growing up."

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Jenna Panepinto

  • Boston, MA 

  • Jenna is running her second marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "I completely believe in the power of sports and the opportunity they provide for kids at a young age. I still credit my strongest attributes to playing sports - leadership, hard work, sportsmanship, responsibility, humility, adaptability, the list goes on. I would be extremely proud to represent this foundation!"

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Maggi Muirhead

  • Boston, MA 

  • Maggi is running her first marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "I am passionate about bridging the gap in providing these resources to the communities that most need them. I believe in Play Ball's message and I am honored to raise money for Play Ball!"

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Mark Dondero

  • Medfield, MA

  • Mark is running his first marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "Middle School sports played a big role in my life and during my adolescent years and it is an honor to help fund The Play Ball Foundation."

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Maru Fortuno

  • Natick, MA

  • Maru is running her first marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "As a mom of suburban athletes who herself was raised in Puerto Rico, I've seen first hand the disparity that exists with the level of opportunity my kids have versus what I grew up with, or what my family back home has access to now. I'm energized by the idea of helping other kids have that same experience through raising money for The Play Ball Foundation."

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Megan Bovill

  • Baltimore, MD

  • Megan is running her fourth marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "As an avid participant in sports throughout my school time, I can honestly say that sports saved me and made me the person I am today. As someone committed to middle school students as a career, your focus on middle school specifically is super compelling for me.

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Robert Schmults

  • Chestnut Hill, MA

  • Rob is running his first marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "I'm a big believer in sports as part of an overall educational experience and that they teach life skills such as having to get along with and cooperate with people you didn't get to select and work toward a shared objective."

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Sage Stebbins

  • Boston, MA 

  • Sage is running her second Boston Marathon 

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "Kids and sports are two huge parts of my life. I love how much of an impact sports can have on children's lives - from building confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork and so much more. "

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  • Boston, MA

  • Scott is running his first marathon  

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "After being involved with The Play Ball Foundation for the last seven years, I’ve seen the impact they have on the communities they serve and deeply believe in everything they are doing."

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Tara Mulhall

  • Boston, MA 

  • Tara is running her second marathon

  • Why I run for The Play Ball Foundation? "I love supporting Play Ball as I’m a huge proponent of sports to empower children."

Please support the Play Ball Team in our fundraising efforts, and show your support on Marathon Monday!