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Valley Community Foundation - Major Youth  and Senior Sponsor

Joey Stein, Jamie Cohen (President of Valley Community Foundation), Tom Wilson (Race Director) and David Stein are all smiles knowing that the VCF is supporting the race again this year

One of the things that makes the Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Race so special is the discount rates offered to students and the free registration offered to all runners in the 70 and over Divisions of the race. The reason that that happens is quite simple - As the Major Youth and Senior sponsor, The Valley Community Foundation subsidizes those parts of the race, and this is the third year that they have done so. Jamie Cohen, President of the Valley Community Foundation recently met with Race Director Tom Wilson and two Shelton High School students, Joey and David Stein, who are regular participants in the race to give Wilson the good news.

Carl Sylvester is one of the "Grand Golden Masters"

Tom said, "The Valley Community Foundation support is very special to us as we view this as a tremendous community event in which we encourage people of all ages to run in the race. The Stein brothers and their entire family have been regular participants in the race. Last year four Stein family members ran, and the Foundation support really helps to encourage both our younger and older runners". He also noted that runners like 77 year old Carl Sylvester who is also a member of the race committee find that the free registration for older runners is a great incentive for seniors to run and also serve as role models for younger runners. He added, "It fits in well with our mission to make the Valley a better place to live and work, both now and in the future".

Jamie Cohen, President of the Valley Community Foundation said, "This race has grown into a great holiday tradition for the community that we serve. It promotes the history of our community, encourages healthy lifestyles and also raises funds to support a very worthy agency, the Boys & Girls Club".

So once again, we thank the Valley Community Foundation for all that they do - not only for the Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road race, but for their work to improve the entire community.

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