One of the major keys to running a successful road race is to have caring, supportive sponsors, and the Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race has been fortunate in rounding up just such a group. On this page you will see the 2006 sponsors who made the race possible. Please let them know that you saw them here and appreciate their making this community event possible. We also want to thank the cities of Derby and Shelton for their complete support in making this event possible.
Click here to see our 2006 Sponsors' photo album.
2006 RACE SPONSORS
BANNER AND TIMER SPONSOR
Derby Discount Liquor and United Cigar Store are the sponsors for both our timer and our main banner. Watch for the improved new chip timing system for this year's race!
The Sikorsky Financial Credit Union is a cooperative, owned and operated by its members. They are the sponsors of the tent which was used for the food and awards ceremony for the first time in 2005.
Special Commodore Hull hats are awarded to all winners, top 3 male and female runners in 10 categories thanks to Jamie Cohen & Dominick Thomas of the Cohen & Thomas Law Firm in Derby..
The Wilson Agency is celebrating its 52nd year in business and is the sponsor for volunteer appreciation. In addition, Tom Wilson serves as the Public Address Announcer for the race.
Mary Adzima of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the Cheerleader Sponsor for this year's race. The cheereleaders can be found on the course offering cheers of encouragement to the runners. Mary is not only a sponsor, but also a member of the race committee.
Inline Plastics Corp. is the parking sponsor for the race and their large lot right on the race course on Canal Street will be available for runners.
The Ship's Officers are other major sponsors of the race whose contributions range from underwriting the costs of the race to providing raffle prizes for the runners. Click here for a full listing of raffle prizes
There were plenty of happy runners at the finish line when they discovered that their tickets had been picked as winners in the Runners' Raffle while they were out running the course. We had everything from a golfing foursome with carts at Race Brook Country Club to hotel stays and a wide variety of gift certificates at area restaurants and stores. We want to thank all of the following who donated this year's prizes:
AmeriSuites - Suite for 2 and a Bountiful Breakfast
Archie Moore's - 2 $25 certificates
Bertucci's - $25 certificate
Blockbuster - Bridgeport Ave., Shelton - 5 free rentals
Boys and Girls Club - Hat, Simmons Binoculars & Leather Manicure Set
Courtyard by Marriott - 1 night stay & complimentary breakfast
Derby Rec Department - 1 year membership to pool/gym/sauna
Downtown Danny O's - $25 certificate
Frank Selva- Golf Professional at Race Brook Country - round of golf with carts for 4
Frankie's Grill - 3 $25 certificates
Hilton Garden - Room for 2 and full American breakfast
Hunan Pan - $25 gift certificate
Huntington Center Gulf - $20 certificate
Ice Cream Shoppe - ice cream cake
John Niski - Shelton High Athletic Director - SHS sweatshirt
Kelly Mart, Shelton or Derby - $50 cash card for gas/treats
Rich Marazzi, Major League Baseball Rules Consultant - Yankee Stadium tour for 4 & 2 boxes of Topps Baseball Cards
Ruby Tuesday - $25 certificate
Shelton Rec - 1 year membership to Fitness Center
Sports Center of CT - $60 certificate
Stop and Shop - $50 certificate
Trattoria Roma - 2 large pizzas
Unilever - Huge assortment of products
Video 7 - 5 certificates
Wal-Mart of Shelton - $25 certificate
Warner's Hair Design - $25 salon certificate
Wells Hollow Farm Stand - $20 certificate
Anonymous donors - 2 gift jackets
**All of our sponsors will receive the 2006 shirt.
You can contact Race Director Glenn Gaetano for information by e-mail or phone (203 944-0445).