Community Partnership Opportunities

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Support Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond

Would you like to see your company or name or logo listed here? Become a Community Partner!

Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond  is actively seeking charitable contributions and sponsorships to support our current programs and to help extend our programs to new communities in the Greater Richmond area and beyond. Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond   is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation.

Why are  community partners needed?

Simply put, we cannot maximize our community impact without your support.

In 2016 we expanded our program to 9 sites. We provided financial aid to over 52% of program participants. We are currently working on preparations to launch a program specifically designed to meet the needs of middle school girls, Heart and Sole. Thus, extending our programming to include 6th-8th grade girls.  We are seeking community partners so we can continue to increase the number of girls we serve and strategically grow our program.

“Community Partners making an IMPACT”

Take a look at our 2017 GOTR Community Partnerships!

Custom Partnerships are available. Please email Ruthie.burke@girlsontherun.org regarding sponsorship opportunities for our current year of programming.

Why Donate or Sponsor?

Some Sad Facts For Today’s Girls:

  • Body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint are predictors of depression in girls.
  • Almost two-thirds of girls in 5th-12th grades are dissatisfied with their body shape and want
    to lose weight.
  • Girls as young as five form negative self-images based on their weight.
  • Among girls, an emphasis on popularity and slimness along with increased television viewing
    are linked to low self-esteem.

If You Want To Help Change That, Here Is Some Good News:

  • Girls who participate in physical activities are 40% less likely to smoke, have higher levels of self-esteem, better body images, and lower levels of depression.
  • Girls who have experienced emotional trauma respond positively to physical fitness programs.
  • Girls who participate in physical activities are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior
    during adolescence.
  • Girls who participate in physical exercise have better relationships with parents, get better
    grades, are less likely to use drugs and are less depressed than girls who don’t.

And The Best News? If a Girl is Involved With Girls On The Run:

  • she has higher self-esteem;**
  • she has improved eating attitudes;**
  • she has an improved body image;** and
  • she has a positive peer group and positive role models for her future.

**According to research conducted by Dr. Rita DeBate, Ph.D., MPH, CHES, assistant professor in the department of Health Behavior at UNC-Charlotte, the Girls on the Run Curricula improve girls self- esteem, body image and eating attitudes to a “statistically significant” extent.