Maren Tober Prepares to Run Boston Marathon® for YES

There will be a ‘Sip and Shop to benefit the Youth Enrichment Services(YES) on February 27th from 5-8pm at Deirfiur Home located at 735 E. Broadway in South Boston. Enjoy shopping for curated home goods in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be wine, refreshments and appetizers complimentary.

15% of the sales that evening will be donated to YES. Admission is free. There is a suggested donation of $10 but not required. The evening will include raffles including a $10,000 scratch ticket raffle.  The goal is to raise $10,000.

On April 15, 2019 nearly 30,000 runners will start the running of the 123nd Boston Marathon®. One of them will be Southie resident Maren Tober (40). This will be her first Boston Marathon®. Maren is originally from Germany and has lived in Southie with her husband and three kids for 15 years.

You might know Maren from the Southie Farmer’s Market, where she managed the market for the SBNDC from 2016-2018 or from her community health work with the South Boston Action Center and the Boston Public Health commission around community health issues.

Maren will be running for YES, a non-profit organization that provides affordable and impactful sports-based youth development and leadership programming for Boston children and teens. YES was founded in 1968 and has served over 100,000 youth over its 50-year history.

The organizations executive director, Bryan Van Dorpe, is another well-known Southie resident.

Maren’s three boys have been involved with YES programs for over 10 years, and they have been able to have many new experiences through YES, such as downhill and cross-country skiing, outdoor adventure camp, including kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, paddle boarding etc,rock climbing, completing a kids triathlon, going to their first Red Sox game and much more. Without YES, her kids wouldn’t have had access to any of these. Please support Maren in her quest to raise (the minimum required) $10,000 for Southie and Boston kids to have access to these fantastic programs.

To donate, please got to To help Maren raise funds or for fundraising ideas, please contact her at [email protected]. Maren is especially looking for businesses interested in donating some of their sales to her cause, items to raffle off and fundraising event sponsors.