For the month of November, we are honoring all coaches, past and present.
Coaches are the cornerstone of our programming. When you give to Marathon Kids, you're ultimately giving to our coaches. Your dollars bring the right tools and technology to make our coaches successful and to support their athletes to be active and healthy for a lifetime.
Why do Coaches Matter?
- Coaches are teachers, leaders, and motivators. They are our kids' first line of defense when it comes to believing in themselves.
- Coaches make life fun! They know when to work hard and when to play hard and more importantly, how to do both at the same time!
Our Marathon Kids Coaches are proof that coaches everywhere make a difference. Coach Zertuche from Yarbrough Elementary School credits his football coach for teaching him how to push through challenges and work hard. Coach Zertuche uses the same lessons with his kids by "helping them find that thing that motivates" them and showing them that they can "accomplish anything they put their minds to."
Coach Spelman from Baldwin Elementary, says her PE and Soccer Coach was her reason for becoming a coach herself. "She was always cheering us on. She cared about each and every one of us. She was always going the extra mile for us. I make it a point to let all of my students know how much I care for them. I know how good that made me feel knowing my coach cared for me, so I want my students to feel that too."
This is the impact of a coach. They motivate. They push us to do our best. They care about our success. They care about us. When you give to Marathon Kids you give a kid the opportunity of a lifetime of success.