Local Track Club Makes Donation, Shows Support for Boston Victims

Runners gather to hold hands for a moment of silence at Tuesday night practice at San Diego High School's Balboa Stadium.

Two days after a moving moment of silence at a San Diego Track Club practice, club president Kate Garcia said the group would honor the Boston Marathon bombing victims by sending $1,000 to One Fund Boston.

At the Tuesday gathering for a regular night practice at San Diego High School’s historic Balboa Stadium, club members also held hands around the track.

In an email, Garcia wrote Thursday:

“One of the many things l love about our community is how we come together in the good times and the bad. This week has been so challenging for all of us. We are so grateful that all of our Boston runners are unharmed and home now.

Personally, I have been overwhelmed with the response from our members asking how they can help and what we can do. Your San Diego Track Club Board of Directors made a decision at the board meeting this week to donate $1,000 to One Fund Boston, a nonprofit fund set up for the victims of the tragic events on Monday.

If you’re interested in donating or you’d like more information you can get that here.

Finally, just a word of thanks to all of you for all you do. I have been held up by you this week. I know that this senseless event will not keep us from doing what we do everyday, lacing up and showing up. You make a difference in my life.”


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