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Apr. 16, 2012

April 16, 2012 (Utica NY) - Tim Reed, Executive Director of the Boilermaker Road Race presented the City of Utica a check for ten-thousand dollars to support the cost of police overtime incurred on Boilermaker Sunday. 

The presentation took place at the Boilermaker Committee Meeting held at   Aqua Vino Restaurant on April 12th.

"When my brother founded the Boilermaker Road Race in 1978 he envisioned an event that would help us help the people of Utica and the Mohawk Valley.  As the Boilermaker grew into one of America's marquee races, our commitment to this community became even stronger," Reed said.  "For over three decades, the people of Utica have literally shown up to support our race and our runners.  Now, for the thirty-fifth straight year, the Boilermaker will be there for the people of Utica."

Reed presented the ceremonial check to Mayor Rob Palmieri.  "We never had to ask for Tim Reed's help.  He offered it.  I am moved and grateful for his generosity and civic commitment," Palmieri said. 

"Boilermaker Sunday is Utica's proudest day.  It is a happening that allows us to show the best of our city and what we can achieve when everyone works together," the mayor concluded.