During a special press event at the John Marshall Elementary School on Thursday, January 16, Hamptons Marathon founders Amanda Moszkowski and Diane Weinberger presented Project MOST with the donation.
East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, John Marshall Elementary Principal, Beth Doyle and Project MOST Programming Director Rebecca Morgan Taylor were all in attendance.
“This gift will enable the hard work of our program to continue and for the children of East Hampton to flourish,” Taylor said.
The 7th Annual Hamptons Marathon (and Half Marathon) was held on Saturday September 28. Runners from 35 states and 6 countries began the race at Springs School and followed the course along winding and scenic roads throughout Springs, Amagansett and Napeague before concluding on Old Stone Highway in Springs. This year’s international crowd of 2,500 runners was the event’s largest field yet.
Each year after the race, the Hamptons Marathon team makes donations to support local East End groups. This year the Hamptons Marathon donated more than $75,000, including $30,000 each to Southampton Hospital and Project Most—their largest donation to date.
Project MOST serves more than 275 students, from kindergarten through eighth grade, at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton Village and Springs School. The project provides students with after school academic support, enrichment programs (art, yoga/movement, Karate, swim lessons, dance lessons, cooperative games for physical exercise, et al) and youth development activities, including leadership training and conflict-management/resolution.
Over the past seven years, the Hamptons Marathon has donated more than $350,000 to support local East Hampton organizations. The Hamptons Marathon was named among Runner’s World magazine’s “Top 10 New Marathons” in 2008 and “one of the best small-town races you’ll find anywhere” in their September 2012 issue.
Project MOST is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. To learn more, visit projectmost.com.
Find out more about the Hamptons Marathon at hamptonsmarathon.com. Don’t forget to bookmark the page if you want to register for the 2014 race.