NYC Marathon Runner Feature: Saul Bernabe

We are one week closer to the 2019 NYC Marathon which takes plays on Sunday, November 3, 2019! As an official non-profit partner, Play Rugby has been given the opportunity to sponsor five runners. Not only is each runner taking on the challenge of completing the marathon but pledging to raise at least $2,500 in support of our vision: To Create a Better World Through Rugby! We hope you will consider making a donation to our marathon team and offer words of encouragement through their fundraising page.

To aid their efforts, we’ve been featuring our runners. This week, we have Saul!

Name: Saul Bernabe
Fundraising Page:
Hometown: McAllen, TX
Profession: Data Engineer at AT&T
Hobbies: Muay Thai, running, volunteering, and traveling.

Reason for running the NYC Marathon: The reason I am running the NYC Marathon is because of the opportunity to challenge myself by pushing my own limitations to a higher standard. Also, I am going to be running for Play Rugby USA! and I will be utilizing them as a source of motivation to help push me through the extensive and mind breaking mileage I will encounter.

Expectations of this exciting fundraising experience: Well this is my very first fundraising event I have ever been a part of so, I am a bit anxious and excited for my very first fundraising experience. I would love to do my best to raise as much money as possible from my local community, friends, and family because I know that all the money raised will be helping to bring together underprivileged kids from low income communities throughout New York City to cultivate a loving and caring community. Play Ruby USA’s mission to server underprivileged children has a special place in my heart. As someone who grew up struggling with poverty and violence in rural Texas, I understand the necessity and power of positive mentors and communities. So, raising as much money as possible is my determination.