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Beat the Streets New York raises more than $30,000 with 2nd annual Spartan Race

The race kicked off the year-end campaign, which will continue through the end of 2022.

Beat the Streets New York raised more than $30,000 for its programs with the second annual Spartan Race on Saturday at Citi Field.

The race brought the New York City wrestling community together with student-athletes, parents, supporters and members of the BTSNY staff, Board of Directors and Leadership Council all competing together. The event helped raise critical funds for BTSNY programs, which make a lifelong impact on NYC urban youth through the great sport of wrestling.

"It was a really good time," BTSNY Executive Director Brendan Buckley said. "We love always bonding with our kids. We got to push ourselves and that is important for the kids. It wasn't easy with the weather, but just proud of everybody.

"Thank you to everyone who supported us. A great day all around and I'm proud to be with Beat the Streets."

The race kicked off BTSNY's year-end campaign, which will run through the end of 2022. People who wish to donate to the year-end campaign can do so here. The next step in the year-end campaign is Giving Tuesday, which is one week from today, Nov. 29.

As part of the year-end campaign, BTSNY will highlight exceptional student-athletes and celebrate their success on and off the mat this past year throughout the month of December.

Since being founded in 2005, Beat the Streets New York has pioneered a movement that now includes 150 individual wrestling programs, a youth league and the first girls high school league.

BTSNY works to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and strengthen the NYC wrestling culture. We aim to make a lifelong impact on student-athletes through the lessons learned on the wrestling mat -- discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, humility and a strong work ethic. Discover how you can make a meaningful contribution to our work at



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