INTRODUCING THE RUN THE RACE CLUB
When a 9 year old girl, right here in Columbus, tells you that she cries herself to sleep at night because she never sees her mom and you know that she lives with her dad, who is a convicted felon; or when a little boy tells you that his grandpa just got out of prison and he was there “a long, long, time”; or when a little girl tells you her uncle robs banks – you have to do something. When you see the terrible conditions in which they live, you can’t sleep at night until you act. That’s why we started the newest and perhaps most important endeavor of The Brian Muha Memorial Foundation, Inc.: The Run The Race Club.
The Run The Race Club gathers children together for free after-school and Saturday programs. We offer the children stories, crafts, games, sports, tutoring and snacks, helping them develop academically, physically, morally and spiritually so that, through hard work, prayer and determination, they make a difference in their own lives, the lives of their families and then, in the world.
Some of the children in Run The Race Club have parents who are providing well for them and who are doing all they can to help their children succeed. Others have adults in their lives that are making bad decisions: they are on drugs, don’t work, aren’t educated or motivated. They commit crimes. The children suffer. More times than not, they grow up to do the same things their parents have done. We offer all children a protective, enriching atmosphere, staffed by volunteers who love them. Our program aims to strengthen academics, improve personal behavior and develop a spirit of service to others.
Our goal is to have a west side Run The Race Club Center, open every day, ready to help the children develop morally and intellectually, acquiring the virtues and attitudes needed for ever-lasting happiness. We welcome young people of all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
Please consider becoming a part of this work by volunteering and/or by helping us raise $100,000 for the center. Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you.