Stearns Farm will be among the sponsors supporting sharer Diana Linn in her second Boston Marathon run this year. Our donation of $250 will help Hoops and Homework, a Framingham non-profit that provides food, clothing, academic tutoring, athletic coaching, and emotional support to at-risk children in the community.
“Hoops and Homework is a wonderful local organization that serves the poorest children in our community. These are the same families we support via our food donations to local food pantries and Daniel’s Table,” says Nomi Sofer, president of the Stearns Farm Board of Directors. “We are proud of Diana for running her marathon for Hoops and Homework and pleased to have an opportunity to support her.” Our sponsorship also includes advertising for Stearns Farm: the farm logo will be included on Diana’s “Team Framingham” banners that will be hung all over Framingham this spring.
Diana and her family have been Stearns Farm members for three years, since moving to Framingham. She joined one of her neighbors for a pickup at the farm “and instantly fell in love,” she says. “I have two boys who absolutely love coming to the farm with me each week. They love to play in the Children’s Garden, digging in the sand, hunting for the turtle while I pick up the share from the farmstand. They help me pick berries and select flowers—- it’s a highlight of our week.
“I love knowing that I’m supporting a local farm and feeding my family healthy foods, and I love trying new vegetables—forcing myself to think outside of the box and use creative recipes.”
Framingham receives 22 Boston Marathon bibs each year to distribute to residents who agree to raise at least $1,500 for a local charity of their choice. Diana was among applicants selected in a random drawing in December. In 2017, Diana’s marathon run raised $7,000, also for Hoops and Homework.