B.A.A. Contributes $250,000 Donation to The One Fund Boston, Inc.

Contact Info:
Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-778-1633
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:media@baa.org
02 MAY 2013
Fund supports victims and families affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013

BOSTON - The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon® since its inception in 1897, today announced a $250,000 donation to The One Fund Boston, Inc., which was organized to benefit those most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.

“We express our deepest gratitude to the B.A.A.’s 1300 medical personnel, 7200 volunteers, and organizing committee, along with the City of Boston’s first responders, who reacted quickly and courageously to save lives,” said Joann Flaminio, B.A.A. President. “Their tireless efforts and their dedication remains with us as we begin to move forward.  Our thoughts continue to be with the victims, all of those injured, and their families.”

“In the days since April 15, Boston has experienced a worldwide outpouring of support and solidarity,” said Thomas Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director. “We have witnessed incredible bravery, strength, and resilience from the people of this city. The B.A.A. continues to extend its deepest sympathies to all of those who were affected by this tragedy. As we continue to address matters relating to the 2013 Boston Marathon, we also will begin to turn our attention to the 2014 race.”

Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. as the main charitable effort for donations to benefit victims and their families. Individuals and corporations from around the world, including Boston Marathon sponsors, have combined to donate more than $28 million to The One Fund.

For more information on The One Fund, please visit www.onefundboston.org.

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.