Thor Kirleis

Thor Kirleis

Dear Friends and Family,

I am very excited to announce an opportunity I have accepted in bringing together three of my passions: running, the Red Sox, and “doing more” for our community.

The opportunity is a partnership with Red Sox Foundation that will allow me to harness these passions into a vehicle for positive change in our community. I have agreed to raise $5000 dollars for the Red Sox Foundation. This will afford me the unique experience of being able to participate in the inaugural Fenway Park Marathon.

I ask for your help in making a difference with a donation to this cause. The Red Sox Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit. Your donation is tax deductible. Please know that no amount is too small. Little hands make light work.

The Red Sox Foundation supports the following charities:

  • The Jimmy Fund
  • Red Sox Scholars Program
  • RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities)
  • New England Service Scholarships
  • Massachusetts Little League Initiative
  • The Home Base Program
  • The Dimock Center

Thank you for your time and consideration!


More information…

The Red Sox Foundation: more information here

My motivation: When this opportunity first presented itself, I knew right away it was “my cause”. It called my name for a lot of reasons. Aside from the obvious, I have made a concerted effort over the last few years to give back to our community. I have done this by volunteering at least once per quarter for various organizations. Raising funds, however, has always been something I shied away from. No longer. This challenge will get me out of my comfort zone. I want to do this to continue the example that I am setting for my kids, to do it for me, and to do it for the kids who will be helped through these funds.

Event Details: The Fenway Park Marathon is a marathon distance run entirely within the confines of our beloved Fenway Park. In case you were curious, that is 112 laps around the warning track. The date is Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5 PM.

On race day, Fenway Park will open to friends and family. So on a Friday evening in mid-September, consider coming down to witness a first-ever experience, that being the first ever marathon run completely within the confines of any ballpark in the world. Unique to this experience is that you can heckle me 112 times over the course of a single race!

About Red Sox Foundation

The Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Our goal is to harness the passion our fans have for the Red Sox and transform it into a vehicle for positive exchange in our community.

Each year the Red Sox Foundation also makes a limited number of small grants to select nonprofits in New England on a rotating basis and we also work with Front Office members, sponsors and volunteers of Red Sox Nation on a variety of community service projects.

As a 501c3 nonprofit (tax ID #33-1007984), donations to the Red Sox Foundation are tax-deductible.

Donor Roll

Donald H. $26.20 Go Thor, Go Sox.
Mary M. $30.00
Kathleen S. $50.00 Go've got this!!!
Michael R. $26.20 Go Thor, go!
Thor K. $200.00
Mark S. $100.00
Trina B. $50.00
Karen D. $50.00 Good Luck Thor!!!!
Schwab Charitable . $500.00
Charlotte R. $50.00
Jocelyn C. $50.00
Anonymous $168.00 Kill it Thor and ENJOY the run. BRC #18
Robert S. $100.00 On behalf of our most amazing friend. All our support always.
Mary Ellen L. $100.00
Donna V. $25.00
Anonymous $50.00 Shout out from the Sinop crew!
Michael L. $100.00 Good luck! ~ M&T
Lori M. $100.00 You rock, my friend. Honored to support you.
Anil P. $10.00 Thor, proud of you doing this and allowing us to be a small part of it. You've always been inspiring.
Thor K. $25.00 From Kathryn K.
Theresa D. $50.00
Paul D. $112.00 YOU know why.
Emmett M. $26.20 RUN
Michael R. $50.00 Go get em Thor :)
Kathryn R. $26.20
Robyn P. $25.00
Tim H. $50.00 Go Thor! May your strength come back
Don C. $25.00 Go Thor you crazy man you! This will be a very unique addition to your running resume. I hope I get to come see some of the *gasp* 116 laps.
Debra K. $50.00 Have a great run Thor!! We will be cheering for you!
Heather K. $25.00 Do you! You've got this!
Jesse E. $25.00 Kick ass Thor! #notcharmyatfenway
Matthew S. $50.00 Good luck, Thor! ????????
Anonymous $126.20
Andrew G. $25.00 Have a blast!
Irene L. $100.00 Cheering for you already Thor! Stay strong! BRC #43 & #29
Andrew S. $100.00 Run fast and turn left. Go get em!!!
Warren B. $50.00 Walk or run you are a champion! Get this Hammer.
Jason K. $30.00
Samantha S. $36.00 In Judiac culture, 18 is a symbolic number, as the letters that make up the word 'chai' symbolize life, and being alive. We give gifts in denominations of 18, generally as a good omen for life. And no one is more deserving of double chai than you, my running guru! :) Have a great race!!
Amanda L. $25.00
D Brian D. $75.00 You always inspire me and countless others! I love the Red Sox Foundation! I always enjoyed doing the Run to Home base. You will do that times 103 or some such! Love you and your heart!
Kathryn K. $50.00
jessica l. $25.00
Doug K. $20.00
Raymond G. $50.00 Go Thor, you got this!!!
Joyce & Don V. $100.00 As a friend, Red Sox fan and cancer survivor we are pleased to support this......
Sydnie D. $50.00 I love this idea! I can't wait to hear about your experience running.
Kenneth V. $50.00
Jason Wood K. $50.00 Awesome experience, might be a little jealous. Do us one thing... run your ass off and have fun! - Jason & Krystina
Kathleen W. $26.20
Kathleen M. $100.00 Run Tho Run! Happy to be able to support you!
Rusty B. $25.00 Good luck Thor!
Anonymous $20.00 Good luck. Sorry I could not donate more.
Jason N. $26.20 Good luck, man!
Kimberly M. $50.00 Good luck!!
Anonymous $165.60 Urging you forward, cheering you on, every step of the way! Fck Lyme! Sempre Avanti!!
Mike B. $50.00
Thomas F. $25.00 Best of luck Thor! Frosty
David S. $25.00
Kirsten K. $200.00 Good luck, Thor! after this maybe run to support research into beating the crap out of Lyme disease? Kirsten
Elizabeth S. $50.00
Anonymous $50.00 You've got this! Lyme Disease does not have you!
Mary ellen L. $100.00
Tim F. $50.00 Truly inspiring Thor! Go get it!
Shilpa K. $26.20 Run!
Jennifer F. $40.00
Susie C. $50.00
Holly M. $50.00 Thor, Kick ass! Whether you cruise and feel great, or have to stop here or there...just enjoy the experience! Sending positive vibes your way and I hope your kids enjoy watching their Dad represent! ~ Holly
Walter D. $26.20 Thor steps up to bat with a hammer. Just keep swinging. You're bound to connect. Have fun, it's Fenway Park, do your thing!
Jesse M. $25.00 Only 116 laps to go!
Kelly Y. $35.00
Gail M. $26.20 You inspire us all, Thor!! Team Martin always wishes you the very best!!
George W. $15.00
Peter G. $25.00
Barbara S. $25.00
Jesse E. $25.00 Beast mode
Anonymous $126.20 A winner today and always! You showed that fvcking Lyme, and you made a bit of history in the process. No one can take that away from you!!
Robert L. $10.00
Alicia G. $30.00
Alyssa F. $20.00
Cliff J. $26.20
Jean J. $26.20
Anonymous $100.00 Well done, my friend!
Karen D. $50.00 Over the top!!
Thor K. $100.00 Contribution from Aunt Eileen and Uncle Tom
Debra K. $43.00 CONGRATULATIONS Thor!!!
Robert L. $40.00

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