This summer Her Next Play held our first ever Virtual 5K walk/run! We were humbled and honored by all the support we received for our largest fundraising event of the year, and are grateful to everyone who participated by running, walking, posting training pictures, donating, and bidding in the silent auction.
Over 250 racers in 18 states and 2 countries participated, and the fastest time recorded was an impressive 19:05! Through sponsorships, fundraising, and the silent auction, we raised over $35,000! This support will be critical to funding our programs into 2021.
Racers from around the country were motivated to train and get engaged in running to support Her Next Play’s mission to develop the next generation of women leaders through sports. Participants were equipped with an online race bib, four week training program, weekly playlists, and motivational words from athlete ambassadors. Racers also received a digital finisher's certificate once they completed the race, and were eligible to win a variety of Her Next Play 5K giveaways.
During race week, Her Next Play conducted a silent auction featuring over 65 amazing items, which raised $8,675 with a whopping 444 bids placed! Thank you so much to those who participated by bidding or donating an item.
A huge thank you to our 5K sponsors and athlete ambassadors for their support in developing the next generation of women leaders through sports. The support of our donors and volunteers is critical to sustaining Her Next Play.
Her Next Play thanks those who participated for being a part of our community and supporting our work to develop the next generation of women leaders through sport. YOU make the difference in the lives of girls and women athletes and leaders across the nation.
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We also invite you to tune into our Power Chat Podcast where we talk with inspiring women leaders about sports, leadership and careers. You can find us anywhere you get your favorite podcasts, just look up Her Next Play Power Chat Podcast.