FOXBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Sunday, about 500 eighth graders from across Massachusetts walked, biked, or swam 3.51 miles to give back and give thanks.
This event was part of Project 351's second annual Hope and Gratitude Walk and as a special gift, about 90 of them were able to walk around Gillette Stadium.
The hot sun was no sweat for the kids because they loved the event, and it didn't hurt that they got to walk onto the field when they were done with their miles.
"I've never had any experience like that before and I'm so grateful," said eighth grader Charlotte Hernandez from Abington. She added she was honored to be a part of this event.
"And honestly, I know this is ironic but I'm grateful that I'm walking for other people that have done such good in their life," said Hernandez.
Project 351 Founder and Executive Director Carolyn Casey said she enjoyed seeing the kids participate in the event.
"I'm humbled by their example by their commitment, by their conviction and inspired by them because through this very difficult year they kept leaning in towards hope," said Casey.
They raised money for three organizations including the Martin Richard Foundation, y2y Cambridge and Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.
WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) Reports: