Super Bowl Squares

Training week: 7 of 18
Money raised: $3,173 of $8,000
Today’s run: 3 miles, 30 degrees and sunny
Cumulative training miles: 167

It’s been about a month and a half since I started training for the Boston marathon and fundraising for the Trinity Boston Foundation. Right now, the running is going great — I’ve stayed on track with my training plan, and my 12-mile run yesterday felt fantastic. But whenever it seems like I’ve got this in the bag, I remind myself how far I have to go to raise that $8k. So it’s time to get creative.

In honor of the Patriots playing in the Super Bowl (again!), I’m running a Super Bowl Squares 50/50 fundraiser. Regardless of who you’re rooting for, or if you know anything/care about football, who doesn’t love putting a little money on the game?

Here’s how it works:
  • Squares cost $10 each, and you can buy as many as you’d like.
  • 50% of proceeds go to the charity I’m running for, and 50% go into the pot to be won.
  • UPDATE: A single winner will be chosen at the end of the game, and they will receive the full winnings (I’m hoping for a pot of $100+). If not all of the squares are filled, I will evenly distribute the remaining squares so everyone has an equal chance of winning.
  • Winners are determined by looking at the last digit in each team’s final score. So if the score is Pats 24 – Falcons 17, the winner is the person who picked the square with a 4 in the Patriots column and the 7 in the Falcons row. (Confused? Click below. It makes more sense when you see the grid.)
How to play:
  1. Click here to pick squares.  Password: runjulierun. Pick your square(s) carefully!
  2. Payment is due directly to Julie. Options are Venmo (@Julie-Carroll-1), cash, check, or Google Wallet transfer (
  3. Cross your fingers and hope to win.

I’ve purchased two squares, so you can see how it works. If I win, I’ll donate my winnings to Trinity Boston Foundation.

After you buy your squares, please share this post with your friends to help me raise awareness for the Trinity Boston Foundation and to help me reach my fundraising goal!
Still not convinced you should play Super Bowl Squares? Here are some gifs of previous winners, upon realizing their good fortune:
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air won $100 during Super Bowl XXV.
Actual winners, circa 1998.
This could be you on Super Bowl Sunday!

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