Kelly Downing
Kelly Downing's Fundraiser

Help me reach my fundraising goal for the Play Ball Foundation

Your donation supports middle schools students in Boston, Lawrence & Holyoke

$0 towards $1,000

it's time for the 22nd Annual Santa Speedo Run! ...speedo not required.

What is the Santa Speedo Run?

The Run raises money for Play Ball Foundation. Play Ball's mission is to increase school engagement for middle school students in under-resourced communities by creating and supporting school-based team sports opportunities. Currently Play Ball supports over 3,200 middle schools students in Boston, Lawrence & Holyoke. Your support will have an immediate impact on the communities we serve!

What better way to cap of the festive holiday season than by supporting this amazing charity!

Read more about the history of the run!

It began 21 years ago with people young and old braving the cold, snowy winter elements to run an arduous course through Boston's Back Bay, down Boylston and Newbury Streets.

One mile. Yes, you read that right....one mile. Some ran fast, some ran slow. Everyone had fun. All in support of various Massachusetts charities. Over the years, things have changed. The run transitioned from supporting dozens of local charities to just one: The Play Ball Foundation.

As The Play Ball Foundation has grown, so has the event. The Foundation has grown from supporting middle schools sports in Boston Public Schools to also supporting middle school sports in Lawrence and Holyoke. The Run has outgrown the small, packed Boston bar, and expanded to towns across the Bay State.

Some runners have traded in their speedos for wacky holiday themed costumes, or matching t-shirts and track suits for their team, while others have continued to don the tiny red swim attire.

The Legend of Speedo lives on, whether or not you choose to wear one. (I do not!).

I'll be running on Friday, December 31st and would love your support. Click donate above to support!
You can make a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal of that will go directly to the Play Ball Foundation. The Play Ball Foundation's mission is to increase school engagement for middle school students in under-resourced communities by creating and supporting school-based team sports opportunities. Currently Play Ball supports over 3,200 middle schools students in Boston, Lawrence & Holyoke. Your support will have an immediate impact on the communities we serve!

Any donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for the Santa Speedo Run to benefit the Play Ball! Foundation!