Girls on the Run – Expressing Gratitude to Wonderful Girls
Each year, Dragas Companies sponsors Girls on the Run events in the Hampton Roads area to help inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Recently we sponsored their winter 5K at Virginia Wesleyan College and it was not only exciting but humbling. Receiving hand-written thank you cards from some of the girls after the race was truly rewarding in knowing we are making a difference in our community. Girls on the Run shapes lives through elementary, middle and high school. It’s a program that ignites passion, self-esteem, confidence and allows for girls to unleash their limitless potential. Girls don’t have to love running to participate in the program, they just have to be willing to cross the boundaries of their comfort zones and try something new. In 2016, Girls on the Run celebrated their 20th birthday, served nearly 200,000 girls, completed over 11,000 community impact projects and were able to provide almost 44 percent of program participants with scholarships. Girls on the Run Hampton Roads had over 100 active sites serving 2,000 girls! We’d like to take a moment and give a huge shout-out to some of the girls who made our day and brought tears of joy to our eyes through their hand-written thank you cards: Peyton, Lily, Kennedy, Dylan, Marcella, Vanessa, Arielle, Emily, Emma, Erywa, Lindsey, Abby and Saradha. Thank you for being you! The next Girls on the Run program is scheduled for this spring. Registration is open on February 6 and the program begins February 27. For more information on our local GOTR chapter, visit www.gotrshr.org.