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Thanks for making race a success~ Rutland Herald 11-24-14

Thanks for making race a success
Rutland Herald
November 24,2014

Thanks for successful race

The Mike O’Malley Memorial 5K to benefit Project VISION was a huge success. We had a great celebration in memory of Mike O’Malley’s life and raised just over $4,000 for Project VISION. There is so much generosity in this community.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, all of the 86 runners/walkers and their supporters, those who purchased raffle tickets and made donations, and all of the volunteers that came out to Giorgetti Park on Oct. 11. Special thanks to the O’Malley family, Bill Wiles, Bill Dydo, Cindy Lack, Kathy Detco, Carrie Devlin, Road ID, United Way of Rutland County, Marble Valley Runners, Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and Cindi Wight.

We thank our in-kind sponsors: TOPS Friendly Markets, McKenzie Country Classics, Freihofer Bakery Outlet, Domino’s Pizza, Price Chopper, Green Mountain Power, Celebrations Rental, Aaron’s, Terrill Street Discount Beverage and Walmart for providing all of the necessities for a great barbecue for all participants and a special thanks to Roadside Chapel for recruiting and organizing the volunteers to execute a delicious barbecue.

Thank you to Awesome Graphics for the wonderful posters and event banner, as well as Mitchell’s Screenprinting and Embroidery for the great race T-shirts.

We thank all of our race sponsors for donating the money to make this fundraiser possible. Race sponsors include: Pat Cuddy, John and Meg O’Malley, Mid-Vermont Medical Billing, Rutland County Court Diversion and Restorative Justice Center Inc., The Gymnasium, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Wayne Jones Metal, MVRCF, Alderman’s Kia, Yankee Paint, NBT Bank and The Sandwich Shoppe.

Finally, thank you to all the local businesses who donated items for the raffle to include: Orvis Co., Braided in Vermont, Rutland Country Club, Proctor-Pittsford Country Club, Timco Jewelers, Catamount Pet Supply, Jiffy Mart, The Bakery, Jamaero Color, Hawley’s Florist, Vt. Truffle Co., Bookmobile, Freeman Jewelers, McNeil and Reedy, The Gymnasium, Durgin’s Dry Cleaners, Bikram Yoga, Vt. Martial Arts Academy, Bowlerama, The Pyramid and Tattersalls.

We appreciate all of the great media coverage of the event by the Rutland Herald, WSYB and PEG-TV.

Friends, family and colleagues of Mike O’Malley on Behalf of Project VISION


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