2012 Harborthon 5K
December 1, 2012
In a year filled with economic struggle and doubt, 96.9/WTKK’s Doug Meehan did his part to aid those in need. In anticipation of the 4th Annual Harborthon 5K road race, Doug Meehan broadcast his show Thursday July 26th from 10AM-Noon LIVE from Camp Harbor View. The 2012 Harborthon 5k took place at Camp Harbor View and is used a home away from home for at-risk Boston Children.
Doug Meehan’s live Camp Harbor View broadcast included interviews with Rubix Kube, camp counselors and camp attendees to explain their experience at the camp and how it continues to serve the greater good.
Camp Harbor View opened in 2007 as a result of Mayor Menino’s concern for the welfare of Boston’s inner-city children. Mayor Menino reached out to Boston businessman and civic leader Jack Connors, Jr. and together they had the idea to create a camp for at-risk Boston children that would expose them to experiences and activities beyond their day to day life. With the help of John Fish and a powerful Suffolk Construction team, the Camp was built in 109 days. Today, Camp Harbor View is operated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and serves more than 900 of Boston’s inner-city youth each year with the joys of summer camp for just $5 per session.
All fundraising from the 5k will contribute in sending 10 qualifying LITS to college with a $10,000 scholarship each to use towards the 2012-2013 academic year.