Boilermaker Awards Ted Petrillo Scholarship to Local Runners

(May. 30, 2017)

L - R, Richard Hunt (Scholarship Coordinator), Kim Povec (guest speaker), Alyssa Suits, Gabrielle Dewhurst, Phyllis Petrillo (wife of Ted Petrillo), Owen Walker, Christopher Celecki, Tim Reed (Boilermaker President)

Each year, the Boilermaker Road Race awards scholarships to four graduating high school runners. Scholarships are presented to one male and one female runner for Outstanding Achievement in Distance Running and one male and one female runner for Outstanding Commitment to Distance Running. Each scholarship is worth $1,500.

The 2017 Boilermaker Scholarship recipients also receive a free race registration and have the privilege of being seeded within the elite running corral. The 2017 recipients are Gabrielle Dewhurst of Clinton and Owen Walker of VVS for Outstanding Achievement in Distance Running. Alyssa Suits of New Hartford and Christopher Celecki of Holland Patent were awarded for Outstanding Commitment to Distance Running.

The scholarships are named newly named after Ted Petrillo, a long-time Boilermaker volunteer who passed away this year.

*Photo: L - R, Richard Hunt (Scholarship Coordinator), Kim Povec (guest speaker), Alyssa Suits, Gabrielle Dewhurst, Phyllis Petrillo (wife of Ted Petrillo), Owen Walker, Christopher Celecki, Tim Reed (Boilermaker President)

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The 40th running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place on Sunday, July 9th, 2017.

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