DMSE celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year with a “30 Years Running” Gala
Guest speakers included Senator Scott Brown, B.A.A. Executive Director Tom Grilk, running legends Bill Rodgers, Karen Smyers, Team Hoyt and Coach Billy Squires, and former Evening Magazine host Barry Nolan. Award winning race announcer Toni Reavis and DMSE’s own Jack LeDuc was the MC of the evening.
All proceeds from the event benefitted the DMSE Children’s Fitness Foundation’s new Running in Places program that combines physical activity with visits to educational and historic locations around Boston. The motivational program, launched as a pilot program in 2010, helps public school children learn the importance of physical fitness, self-esteem, peer respect and education. Destinations are chosen for their combination of fitness resources and educational opportunities. For example, last fall we coordinated a run along the Charles River Esplanade, and students enjoyed a visit to Boston’s Museum of Science.
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Lance Armstrong, Joanie Samuelson, Senator Scott Brown, Ironman Legend Dave Scott and Astronaut Suni Williams
Silent auction items included more than 30 donated items, including a Lance Armstrong autographed jersey, autographed DVDs from Matt Damon (commemorative sets of “Saving Private Ryan” and the “Bourne Files” series), two United Airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S., including Hawaii, a $100 gift certificate to Mistral, Celtics and Pats tickets, a tour of the Kennedy Space Center and lunch in Washington with Sen. Scott Brown.
Other auction items include four tickets to a Patriots 2011 game with a pre-game field visit, a 1972 Miami Dolphins Undefeated Team Autographed Football, Celtics playoff game tickets, a crew shoulder bag autographed by Matt Damon from the Mandela Project 2009, a Sports Illustrated cover signed by Tom Brady, an autographed jersey from Super Bowl Champions Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji, two entries to the New Balance Falmouth Road Race and two pairs of New Balance shoes, a spa treatment at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, an autographed Bruins stick, Dustin Pedoria signed Red Sox jersey, an autographed jersey by Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin, a 7 day NCL Caribbean cruise, a tour of the Patriots Hall of Fame with Hall of Famer John Hannah, and a tour of the Channel 5 newsroom with Anthony Everett.
Since 1981, Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises – known to many as “Team DMSE” – has produced or consulted on more than 900 mass-participatory athletic events, including 23 Boston Marathons; 13 TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10Ks in Maine; the 2004 and 2008 USA Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials, the 1990 Triathlon World Championship, the 1998 Goodwill Games Triathlon, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, plus countless races that you have been a part of.