March 12, 2019 Bob Dunfey, the Volunteer Race Director for The Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay, announced that Portland Community Squash will be one of the five primary beneficiaries of this year’s event on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Portland Community Squash (PCS) will receive a $6,700 donation from the event.
“Our community believes in long races. Portland Community Squash provides squash, wellness, and academic support to each student from sixth grade through high school and beyond. We are using funds raised from the Maine Marathon to create a scholarship to support an incoming Portland sixth grader for their entire seven-year PCS experience, and we are thrilled to be a part of this year’s Maine Marathon event,” says Barrett Takesian, PCS Founder and Executive Director.
Portland Community Squash opened its doors in 2017 and welcomes hundreds of adult and junior squash players representing diverse socioeconomic groups and backgrounds across Greater Portland through its doors each week. PCS after-school programs invest heavily in students over the long-term, from elementary school through college, making college a reality for all of our students. PCS believes that combining academics with sport, wellness, and a welcoming community in an after-school setting is a powerful way to give students the support they need to fulfill their academic and professional dreams, setting them up for success over the trajectory of their lives. Visit www.pcsquash.com for more information.
The Maine Marathon organized by the Maine Track Club is a volunteer driven, nonprofit event with proceeds going to local Maine charities. Since 1997, the Maine Marathon has donated over $4.1 million to charity. Over 50 volunteer race coordinators plan the event during the year and over 800 volunteers deliver the event on race weekend.