Wineglass Marathon is proud to announce the donation of $50,000 to local non-profit and service organizations.
This year, funds collected by the marathon were distributed to over fifty organizations in the surrounding area, including school groups, athletic teams, Scout troops, service organizations, volunteer fire departments, the Corning YMCA and American Red Cross. All groups helped or supported the 2014 Wineglass Weekend in some way.
The 2014 donations mark the second year that the Wineglass has given $50,000 back to volunteer groups and supporters.
Giving back to the community has always been an important part of the marathon's mission statement.
"We've been blessed with such an incredibly supportive community of helping hands, volunteers and Wineglass enthusiasts," said Sheila Sutton, Wineglass Marathon Co-Director. "Each and every one of them plays a major role in the marathon's continued success, and we're very proud to be able to give back to them in any way we can."
"Each year we're applauded as being so well organized," added Mark Landin, fellow Co-Director. "It's the willingness of our locals to help our cause that makes this accolade a reality, and we want them to know that their volunteer efforts are truly appreciated."
Over 2,000 volunteers contributed to the success of the 2014 Wineglass Weekend which drew a record number of runners and enjoyed international attention from the running community.
In addition to funds collected by the marathon, several running groups have used the Wineglass as a way to amass donations for various charities and causes. During the 2014 Wineglass Marathon, the NYC Team in Training club raised nearly $125,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America.
For more information on the Wineglass Marathon, or its mission statement, please visit www.wineglassmarathon.com.