B.A.A. Contributes $250,000 Donation to The One Fund Boston, Inc.
supports victims and families affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013.
BOSTON ÛÓ The Boston Athletic
Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon® since
its inception in 1897, today announced a $250,000 donation to The One Fund
Boston, Inc., which was organized to benefit those most affected by the tragic
events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
our deepest gratitude to the B.A.A.’s 1300 medical personnel, 7200 volunteers, and organizing committee,
along with the City of Boston’s first responders, who reacted quickly and
courageously to save lives,” said Joann Flaminio, B.A.A. President.
“Their tireless efforts and their dedication remains with us as we begin
to move forward. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims, all of
those injured, and their families.”
“In the days
since April 15, Boston
has experienced a worldwide outpouring of support and solidarity,” said
Thomas Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director. “We have witnessed incredible
bravery, strength, and resilience from the people of this city. The B.A.A.
continues to extend its deepest sympathies to all of those who were affected by
this tragedy. As we continue to address matters relating to the 2013 Boston
Marathon, we also will begin to turn our attention to the 2014 race.”
Governor Deval L. Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the
formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. as the main charitable effort for
donations to benefit victims and their families. Individuals and corporations
from around the world, including Boston Marathon sponsors, have combined to
donate more than $28 million to The One Fund. For more information on The One
Fund, please visit www.onefundboston.org.
About the Boston
Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
Established in 1887, the Boston
Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of managing
athletic events and promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially
running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual
marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports
comprehensive charity, youth, and year round running programs. Since 1986, the
principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. The
Boston Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors, along with the
international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New
York City. Nearly 50,000 runners will participate in
B.A.A. events in 2013. The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on
Monday, April 21, 2014.
For more information on the B.A.A.,
please visit www.baa.org.