Randolph Teams Raise Support – October 12, 2015 – Randolph County racers raised more than $25,000 by walking and running for community causes they support. Five teams representing 3 libraries, a child advocacy program, and a service organization participated in Tucker Community Foundation’s 2015 Run For It program to raise awareness and support. The teams won awards totaling $12,100.
Topping the podium for Randolph County teams was Sharon Mallow and Team Rowdy Readers who raised $7,172 in team sponsor support and won $3,500 in race day awards for the Russell Memorial Public Library in Mill Creek. The team captured the $500 Citizens Bank of West Virginia Award for Most $$ Raised; $1,000 Randolph County Commission Award; $1,000 McDonough Foundation Award; and $1,000 TCF Most $$ Raised Award. The team had six racers.
Genevieve Brosky and Team Pioneer raised $3,509 and won $2,200 for the Pioneer Memorial Public Library in Harman. Awards included $1,000 Randolph County Commission Award; $1,000 McDonough Foundation Award; Hazel Hesson – 3rd Place ($100) Fastest 5k Female 70-79; and ($100) Proud to be Endowed with TCF Award. Team Pioneer had twenty team members.
Harman Strong Panther Pride, led by Danette Mullenax, had seventeen racers. The team raised $1,315 in team sponsor support and won $2,100: Paula Teter ($100) 2k Luck of the Draw; $1,000 McDonough Foundation Award; and $1,000 Randolph County Commission Award. Their proceeds are earmarked for ongoing school repairs.
Close behind, and the 2nd largest team overall, was Citizens Bank of West Virginia and the Randolph-Tucker Child Advocacy Center whose combined team efforts raised operational support for the Randolph County program. An impressive fifty-seven team members ran and walked away with $2,700 in race day awards. The teams were led by Lydia Johnson and Kathy Leombruno. Awards included: Jeff Zurbaugh 3rd Place ($100) Fastest 5k Male 50-59; Jill Zurbaugh 3rd Place ($100) Fastest 5k Female 50-59; $500 Best Effort based on team size and support raised; $1,000 McDonough Foundation Award; and $1,000 Randolph County Commission Award. The team raised $420 in team sponsor support.
Mark Joseph and the Knights of Columbus had 15 team members and ended the day with $1,595 for their organization. The team won $1,000 Randolph County Commission Award; and $500 McDonough Foundation Award.
Taking 1st place in the 5k- Male 80+ division, Bob Cole won $100 for the Helvetia Library. One racer designated their entry fee proceeds to benefit the Kump Education Center.
Fifty three teams representing eight counties, and the largest field to date, participated in the 2015 Run For It, a 2k walk and 5k race held in Davis every fall. Total proceeds from the event exceeded $194,000 and represent ½ of team entry fees, 100% of team sponsor support and race day awards provided by the host organization, Tucker Community Foundation, in partnership with race sponsors who contribute to the purse.
Since 2007, the annual program, created to raise additional support and awareness for nonprofits and community causes, has generated more than $940,000 for the region. Plans for the 2016 campaign are underway. For more information, contact the TCF Development Office at 304-259-5008.