UTICA, N.Y. (January 25, 2024) – The Boilermaker Charity Bib Program presented by Wolfspeed® has announced its partners for the 2024 race season. After seeing record numbers of applications come through from local nonprofit organizations, a third-party committee has selected 16 partners to receive race bibs to use in their fundraising efforts for 2024.
The Boilermaker Charity Bib Partners for 2024 are the Abraham House, On My Team 16, Upstate Caring Partners, Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, the National MS Society, Griffin’s Guardians, the Jaime Hawkins George Foundation, the American Cancer Society, HumaneCNY, Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., Notre Dame Schools, Salvation Army of Syracuse, Jessica’s Heroes Foundation, Mohawk Valley Latino Association, and Project Purple.
“Our Boilermaker Charity Bib Partners of 2024 once again represent an incredible group of nonprofit organizations doing vital work in our communities,” said Boilermaker President Mark Donovan. “We are thankful to the committee members who reviewed the applications and to the runners who will choose to participate in this fundraising effort. At its heart, the Boilermaker is a community event, and we’re honored to be able to support our community in this way each year.”
Participants who run for an organization receive a free bib for the 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield or 5K presented by Utica National Insurance Group, in-person or virtual, provided they raise a minimum of $500 for their selected nonprofit organization. Interested individuals can contact the organizations named above directly or contact the Boilermaker.
The Boilermaker Charity Bib Program began in 2013 as a way to give back to the community and provide a unique method of entry – and inspiration – to runners. Countless runners have taken on the challenge of running the Boilermaker, many motivated purely by their support of an organization or important cause. Over 11 years, the program has raised upwards of $700,000 for area nonprofits.
The Charity Bib Program is one of several Community Outreach Programs offered by the Boilermaker. The Access Program presented by Wolfspeed®, which started in 2022, creates a pathway to participate in Boilermaker events for those with financial limitations, providing free entries and assistance with footwear to the underprivileged, underserved, and immigrant/refugee communities in Oneida County. The organization also has a Community Garden, which provides produce for Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen and offers youth fitness programming throughout the year.
For more information on how to participate on behalf of a 2024 Charity Bib Partner, please visit boilermaker.com.