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Soccer Without Borders Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

Soccer Without Borders was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by Lucas Holmes, Coordinator of Soccer Without Borders Boston. The race will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

“Soccer Without Borders is thrilled to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner,” said Holmes. “The TCS New York City Marathon provides a dynamic platform for our dedicated charity runners to raise significant funds and increase awareness for important causes that are special to them. We are looking forward to supporting and celebrating our runners throughout their memorable journeys, and are forever appreciative of their fundraising efforts that create more opportunities for us to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of newcomer refugee, immigrant and asylee youth.”

Approximately 340 official charity partners will be part of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

“We welcome Soccer Without Borders as an official charity partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Michael Rodgers, Vice President of Development and Philanthropy for New York Road Runners. “Our official charity partner program is one of the TCS New York City Marathon’s most meaningful elements, providing thousands of participants with the opportunity to run for causes significant to them, while raising critical funds for hundreds of inspiring non-profit organizations. We wish the best to all of these runners as they begin their extraordinary journey to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.”

The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will feature a talented American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ages and abilities. More than 10,000 volunteers help to support participants across the 26.2-mile race route, which touches each of New York City’s five boroughs, and is lined with more than one million neighbors and guests.

The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7, and nationally on ESPN2.

About the TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants running four laps around Central Park, and expanded citywide in 1976. In 2015, 49,595 runners from 125 countries toured New York City’s five boroughs, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, before ending in Manhattan at the iconic Central Park finish line. More than one million spectators line the city streets to cheer on the runners, while millions more watch the live television broadcast in the United States and around the world. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a series featuring the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowning the top professional male and female marathoners of the series. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. To learn more, visit

About Soccer Without Borders Boston

Soccer Without Borders leverages the universal language of soccer and the interpersonal safety net of a team to create avenues for newcomer youth to experience growth, inclusion and personal success. Using soccer as a hook, SWB helps newcomer refugee, immigrant and asylee youth advance academically, develop personally, build social capital and acquire English language skills. This approach is at work in 4 U.S. cities, reaching newcomer youth from over 60 countries. SWB USA’s newest program, SWB Boston launched in 2012 and provides free, year-round, after-school engagement to youth in the immigrant community of East Boston. The Soccer Without Borders TCS New York City Marathon Team will represent the Greater Boston area and support SWB Boston as it grows to meet an increased demand for the program. To learn more, visit:

Contact: Lucas Holmes

Coordinator, Soccer Without Borders Boston

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