The 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Announces The Justin Turner Foundation And The Pujols Family Foundation As Official Charity Partners
BASEBALL GREATS TO SERVE AS RACE AMBASSADORS AND RACE STARTERS
- Los Angeles Dodgers’ All-Star Player Justin Turner to return as Honorary Race Starter and Ambassador for the 34th running of the iconic Stadium to the Sea race course
- Los Angeles Angels First Baseman Albert Pujols to join Justin Turner as Honorary Race Starter and Ambassador
- Team Turner and Team Pujols runners will raise funds for worthy causes by participating in the LA BIG 5K, Stadium vs. Sea Charity Challenge or the Full Marathon
LOS ANGELES, CA – Nov. 15, 2018 – Conqur Endurance Group, the event organizer of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, announced the Justin Turner Foundation and the Pujols Family Foundation will be official charity partners of the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Returning for the second year in a row, Justin Turner will be joined by Albert Pujols on race day – Sunday, March, 24, 2019 – as honorary race starters and 2019 race ambassadors. Runners, spectators and philanthropists interested in joining the Justin Turner Foundation Team or Pujols Family Foundation Teamcan sign up or donate in support of team members, beginning today.
“We are extremely proud to welcome two prominent fixtures of the Los Angeles community with the return of Justin Turner and our new partnership with Albert Pujols for the upcoming Los Angeles Marathon,” stated Murphy Reinschreiber, Chief Operating Officer at Conqur Endurance Group. “Partnering with their respective Foundations further exemplifies our mission of service and community building. We look forward to having these two stars cheer on the thousands of runners in 2019.”
As two of more than 65 official charity partners seeking philanthropic aid this race season, the Justin Turner Foundation and the Pujols Family Foundation will raise funds through events and challenges leading up to the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon, which also includes the LA BIG 5K at Dodger Stadium and two Race Series Challenges – the Conqur LA Challenge and the Triple 5K Tour of LA.
“We couldn’t be more honored to serve as an official charity partner for the LA Marathon. The funds raised by our team will help our foundation support services and programs for homeless male and female veterans in Los Angeles and the works of the LA Dream Center,” said MLB player, Justin Turner. “We are thrilled to have Albert and the Pujols Family Foundation join as a charity partner and admire the great works of their foundation helping those with Down syndrome and the efforts of those in the Dominican Republic who need assistance.”
The Justin Turner Foundation supports homeless veterans, children (and their families) battling life-altering illnesses and diseases and various youth baseball organizations. Those interested in joining Justin’s team can sign up or support Team Justin Turner Foundation at: bit.ly/LAMCharity
“Participating in the 2019 LA Marathon as a charity sponsor is very personal to me with our focus on helping provide love, care and development of those individuals diagnosed with Down syndrome,” stated Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols. “By partnering with Conqur Endurance Group, we continue to raise awareness for individuals living with Down syndrome. Our foundation team will also include runners with Down syndrome and the memories created by these families and children racing will be everlasting.”
The Pujols Family Foundation Team will be running this year to raise awareness for the needs of children and families who live with Down syndrome. Those interested in joining Albert’s team can sign up or support Team Pujols Family Foundation at: bit.ly/LAMCharity
For more information on the upcoming 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, the LA Big 5K and to register, please visit:
- Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, at: https://www.lamarathon.com/
- LA Big 5K, at https://www.labig5k.com/
- To Run for the Turner Foundation or the Pujols Family Foundation you register as a Charity Runner here: https://bit.ly/LAMCharity
- Justin Turner Foundation Link: : https://justinturnerfoundation.com/
- Pujols Family Foundation http://www.pujolsfamilyfoundation.org/
About Conqur Endurance Group
Conqur Endurance Group, a subsidiary of McCourt LP, creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sport. The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is among the largest marathons in the country with 24,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The “Stadium to the Sea” course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. In addition to the marquee event, Conqur Endurance Group produces the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl, the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K and the LA BIG 5K. Conqur also owns and operates one of the largest marathon training programs in the U.S., the LA Road Runners. Through official charity programs and strategic partnerships, Conqur supports dozens of nonprofit partners; the most notable being Students Run LA, one of the foremost nonprofit youth running programs in the nation. For more information, please visit www.goconqur.com.
About the Justin Turner Foundation
In 2016, Justin Turner and his wife created the Justin Turner Foundation, whose mission is to support homeless veterans and children (and their families) battling life-altering illnesses. During the past two off seasons, Turner has organized the annual Justin Turner Golf Classic in his efforts to support the Los Angeles Dream Center’s Veterans Home. Through his efforts, the Dream Center is able to house over 26 veterans. Additionally, since its founding, the Justin Turner Foundation has provided over ten thousand toys and two thousand bicycles to children in the Los Angeles area through its holiday giving efforts. Justin also partners with the 17Strong Foundation, which is built on giving patients that are recovering from a life-altering illness a victory trip of their choice, and is working with the Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Japan to help create a softball league for U.S. military children. Turner frequently schedules his own visits to CHLA, Cedars-Sinai, and Mattel Children’s Hospital to spend time with patients and assist many veterans at the the Los Angeles Dream Center.
About the Pujols Family Foundation
The Pujols Family Foundation is a 501 c 3 public charity with a mission to celebrate the lives of all individuals who live with Down syndrome. We provide programs and extraordinary experiences for individuals of all ages with Down syndrome free of charge like Prom, Bowling events, Cooking Classes, and more. In the Dominican Republic we are changing lives by offering medical clinics, building houses, churches, and offering trade programs to build communities economic futures. In 13 years of existence, the Pujols Family Foundation has been able to impact the lives of over 5,000 people living in Poverty in the Dominican Republic and provide services to thousands of individuals with Down syndrome across the United States.