2016 Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K donated over $100,000 to
local charities! A recent check presentation ceremony was held at
Cheshire High School where checks were presented to Abilities Without
Boundaries, SARAH Foundation, Best Buddies CT, the Cheshire Lions Club
and a number of Cheshire High School teams, clubs and organizations.
These donations would not be possible without the generous support of
our sponsors and participants. The fifth annual event, held on April 24,
attracted a record crowd of over 3,000 runners. Since the inaugural
year in 2012, the Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K’s charitable
focus has been on raising money and awareness for local organizations
that support individuals with special needs.
organizations that provided volunteer support at this year’s event also
received charitable contributions. The following groups from Cheshire
High School included the Girls Cross Country, Girls Swim & Dive,
Girls Lacrosse, Softball Team, Football Team, Girls & Boys Tennis,
Girls & Boys Track, Cheerleading Squad, Best Buddies, Field Hockey,
Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Peer Health, and Ram Band Parents Association.
The race also made donations to the Farmington Canal Rail-to Trail
Association, Mari Hall Foundation, Cheshire Land Trust, CT MS Society,
and Cheshire Emergency Management Services.
Bank continues to be very impressed with how the race committee,
volunteers and town departments all work together to make this event so
successful and give back to such important local non-profit
organizations. We also share in the Foundation’s mission to help those
living with special needs,” said Charles J. Boulier, III, President
& CEO of Ion Bank. “We are very proud to sponsor the event,
volunteer where needed, and look forward to being a part of this event
for years to come.”
Half Marathon & 5K Race President, Bill Costello, was pleased with
this year’s contributions. Costello stated, “With the help of our
sponsors and participants we were able to continue to increase
charitable contributions and add additional beneficiaries for these
worthy causes. The race committee is ecstatic with the results of this
2016 Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K is sponsored in part by
Ion Bank, UnitedHealthcare, JetBlue, Porsche Audi of Wallingford, Yale
New Haven Health, New York Life and OrthoNOW.