B.A.A. Makes Contribution in Support of Martin’s Park

Boston’s newest park will be universally accessible for all children

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that a contribution of $20,000 will be donated to the construction of Martin’s Park at Children’s Wharf in honor of Martin W. Richard. The B.A.A., along with John Hancock Financial and the Producers of BOSTON, the first feature-length documentary chronicling the Boston Marathon, have pledged to support Martin’s Park, a universally accessible park and playground along the Fort Point Channel in South Boston.

“With the premiere of BOSTON on One Boston Day, we are honored to contribute to the memory of Martin and all those who were so profoundly affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon through this donation,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Chief Executive Officer. “Martin’s Park will be a new Boston landmark symbolizing what is special about this city: unity, resilience, and strength.”

A portion of all ticket sales to the world premiere of BOSTON were donated to Martin’s Park. All are encouraged to make additional donations to Martin’s Park by visiting https://www.crowdrise.com/martins-park.

Constructed by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Martin’s Park will be universally accessible adjacent to the Boston Children’s Museum. Martin’s Park will provide a chance for children, families, and visitors of all abilities to come together.

On April 15, 2017, One Boston Day will again be celebrated in the City of Boston. Each year, One Boston Day serves as an opportunity to recognize the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15, 2013. On the evening of April 15, BOSTON will premiere at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, chronicling the history of the Boston Marathon from its inaugural run in 1897 through the memorable 2014 race that personified the Boston Strong spirit.

Directed by award winning filmmaker/marathoner Jon Dunham, well known for his Spirit of the Marathon documentaries, produced by Academy Award nominee Megan Williams, and executive produced by Academy Award nominee Frank Marshall, BOSTON is a presentation of John Hancock Financial in association with The Kennedy/Marshall Company and in cooperation with the B.A.A. The film is narrated by Matt Damon.