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Kick off Party – Miles for Miracles Run
November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at The Black Sheep for a KICK OFF PARTY to help cheer on Tom McGrath as he prepares for his Miles 4 Miracles – Run from Boston to New York
Tom is helping to raise money for The American Wheelchair Mission
The event will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at
The Black Sheep Restaurant
583 Third Avenue (bet. 38th and 39th Streets)
$25/person (includes one free drink and hot/cold buffet) OR Donation of $150 will go towards wheelchair (4 tickets to the event)
About the Run
Tom McGrath, a 68-year-old ultrarunner, bar owner, and recovering alcoholic is putting on his running shoes once again to run a marathon a day from Boston to New York City to help raise money for the American Wheelchair Mission.
The run is being co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The Miles 4 Miracles run seeks to change lives through mobility by helping the American Wheelchair Mission distribute much needed wheelchairs to veterans’hospitals, fire houses, ambulances, churches and to the poor throughout the world.
Sponsorships are available at $150 (the cost for each wheelchair) for each of the 225 miles of the run. Tom hopes to raise enough money for at least 225 wheelchairs when he completes the race.
About Tom McGrath
In 1977, Tom broke the Trans-Am world record, running from New York to San Francisco in 53 days. He became a staple in the New York area for running six marathons in six days, year after year, to bring shoes to kids in need. Three years in a row, he looped the reservoir in Central Park for 1,000 miles to help various charities. He was also the winner of the very first 24-hour race in Ireland and in ’96 was chosen as a torch bearer for the Olympic Games. Tom is the owner of the Black Sheep Restaurant in New York City.
A documentary on Tom’s ups and downs titled “Every Five Minutes” was recently nominated for best short documentary at the Big Apple Film Festival and “The Black Sheep,” a book on his life, was published in 2016. For a preview of the documentary visit: https://www.facebook.com/TomBlackSheep/videos/315527445471096/
Tom will be leaving Boston on Dec. 1st and will arrive in New York City on the 8th. Fundraisers will be held along the route in Worcester, MA, Stafford, CT, Hartford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT.
About the American Wheelchair Mission
The American Wheelchair Mission is a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world who are without mobility or the means to acquire a wheelchair. https://amwheelchair.org/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkMPLMfm8pU
917-256-9944 or at firstname.lastname@example.org