In the spirit of ensuring that we at SambaSafety remain together despite being apart, we held our fourth Socially Distant Sprinter, two of which previously benefitted the NAACP and The Food Bank of the Rockies.
This time, our Socially Distant Sprinter raised money for GLSEN, an organization working to end discrimination, harassment and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, as well as prompting LGBTQ+ cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools.
On July 9, beginning bright and early in the morning with the last racer closing out the day-long activity at 8:45 p.m., our team of dedicated Sambans set out with determination and enthusiasm. Thirty-nine Sambans braved the rising temperatures in New Mexico, California, Colorado and other remote locations, hitting the pavement for a total of 247 miles.
Thanks to the support and generosity of our athletes and countless sponsors, our contributors raised $1,572.27!
As our Sambans continue to work from home, we are perpetually grateful for their passion and dedication toward making a tangible difference. While we are apart by distance, through our activities, shared goals and technologies, we are able to be together, working toward benefitting the greater good.