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Team “Speed of Light” Hosts Marathon Kick-Off Party

The Light Foundation hosts star-studded event at Harpoon Brewery to celebrate the commitment and fundraising efforts of their runners for the 120th Boston Marathon


WHO:   Former New England Patriot and Founder of The Light Foundation, Matt Light is hosting a Boston Marathon kick-off party at Harpoon Brewery. The event features special guest, Dave McGillivray, The B.A.A Boston Marathon Race Director; Peter King, Sports Illustrated Writer & NBC Football Analyst; and Mike Reiss, ESPN Boston Reporter. They will introduce the team “Speed of Light” runners, discuss the Boston Marathon, marathon training regiments and the commitment made to run the Boston Marathon; and there will be some Patriots talk about the upcoming NFL Draft, and what it takes to build a championship team.


WHAT: The Light Foundation has been granted three Boston Marathon running bibs through the John Hancock Nonprofit Program to support its fundraising efforts. In honor of this milestone and the committed runners, called team “Speed of Light” the Foundation is hosting a marathon kick-off party. Tickets are $50 for general admission or $100 for VIP (limited number available). Admission includes an open bar of Harpoon Brewery’s finest beer selections, and bites provided by Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. VIP tickets also include reserved seating and a special Light Foundation gift.


WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

6:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.

·         Media to check-in at guest registration starting at 6:15p.m.

·         Media availability with Matt Light and special guests: 6:30p.m.-7:15p.m.

·         Cameras may stay until 8:30p.m. for broll and candid images

WHERE: Harpoon Brewery’s Beer Hall

  306 Northern Ave

  Boston, MA 02210


SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @LightFoundation

Instagram: @LightFoundation


Media Contact:
Goodwin Group PR

Margrette Mondillo,
Josh Sarnowitz,, 508-404-1745


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