Twenty-four team members are running to support the League School in this year’s 50th Anniversary of the Falmouth Road Race. On Sunday, August 21, they will step off from Woods Hole and run to Falmouth Heights. All proceeds they raise will go toward the League School’s technology and community activity needs. Team members shared why they’re running:

Brother of League School Student, Jack Wheeler

“(This is) always such a great event. Looking forward to another year of raising awareness and funds for the League School. Big shout out to my favorite League School student, my brother, Joseph!”

League School Speech-Language Pathologist, Lissy Petrozza

“I’m not much of a runner, but (this is) the perfect opportunity to challenge myself while also supporting the amazing students I work with daily at the League School.”

Walpole High School sophomore, Caroline Chase

“I am running because I want to help raise money for the League School so that they can better the education that their students are receiving.”

Town of Walpole Resident and mother of Caroline, Maureen Chase

“I am once again running (jogging) the Falmouth Road Race in support of the League School which is in my hometown of Walpole, Massachusetts. League School of Greater Boston has been a leading educator of children and young adults with Autism for 50+ years. League School has done so by maintaining a steadfast commitment to one Mission: To help students with Autism develop to their fullest potential in every aspect of their lives; social, emotional, academic, and behavioral. With 0.89 cents of every dollar going directly to programming at League School, charitable support has a huge impact on the students’ lives by filling their immediate needs and ensuring the ongoing availability of the resources they require to continue to grow and prosper.”

League School Occupational Therapist, Kelsey Nestro

“I’m thrilled to be running Falmouth for the second year in a row! This race was so fun to be a part of last year, and I cannot wait to run it again while representing League School.”

Town of Walpole Resident, Christine (Tini) Cantrell

“I am excited to be running (jogging…and let’s be honest, walking too) the Falmouth Road Race again this year in support of the League School of Greater Boston! At the League School, the broad ways in which people learn and think are not only acknowledged, they are celebrated. The money raised for Falmouth will be used to help support the staff in their quest to (help) their students with autism (learn and communicate) in the most effective ways.”

League School Director of Allied Health, Lindsay Wagner

“I can’t get enough of this race! The runner’s high just gets stronger every year. Wearing the League School jersey brings so many emotions forward and I couldn’t be more proud to represent our amazing program.”

Director of Development, Tim McCabe

“I’ve been part of the League Falmouth team since we started and it gets better every year. Go Team League!”

If you would like to run on behalf of the school, we have one bib left. Contact Tim McCabe to join our team.

Thank you to our Falmouth Road Race sponsors O’LYN Roofing, Direct Federal Credit Union, Middlesex Savings Bank, and Dedham Savings


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