Boise Charity Becomes First Idaho Nonprofit At NYC Marathon

Mar 3, 2017

A Boise nonprofit has become the first ever Idaho charity to partner with the New York City Marathon.

The Lee Pesky Learning Center serves kids with learning disabilities in reading, writing and math. The nonprofit has offices in Boise, Caldwell and Hailey.

“And we work on intervention strategies that support the needs of the whole child so that they can overcome their learning challenge and be successful in school and in life.”

That’s Heather Meulman, the development director at the center. Meulman says the center recently learned they’ve been selected to be one of the official charities of the New York City Marathon, which is held in November.

“Being an official charity partner of the New York Marathon means that runners will receive a guaranteed entry into the race and will be fundraising for our charity.”

Runners who sign up with Lee Pesky will raise at least $3,500 before the race. That money will go directly to the charity. Lee Pesky is the first Idaho nonprofit to ever partner with the marathon. Most of the charities are from the Northeast.

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