The Commodore Hull 5K Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race Committee is happy to announce that Sandie Aurilio of Derby has been made the Chief Administrative Officer for the race. Sandie, a native of Bridgeport and Trumbull High graduate, is responsible for pre-and race day registration and packet pick-up with a staff of 10.
Race Director Glenn Gaetano noted that Sandie, the assistant to the President at Fermont in Bridgeport, " is a real professional who has brought together a spirited crew, people like Janet Brolet and Mary Adzima, who are the face of the race and project a friendly and positive attitude to everyone. We started the race 4 years ago and it has been a joy to have someone like Sandie as a key member."
Sandie has been a Derby resident for seven years and active as a volunteer with Griffin Hospital, Spooner House and Sterling Opera. Her son, Dr. Tony Aurilio, daughter-in-law Jo Ellyn and three grandchildren Anthony, Olivia,and Michael live in Clarence, NY. A second son Bob passed away 4 years ago. Gaetano said that Sandie's efforts have contributed to the committee's success in staging a community event that has raised about $16,000 for the Boys and Girls Club in three years while bringing together the cities of Shelton and Derby to celebrate an important part of their mutual heritage.