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Boilermaker Corporate Cup Camaraderie

Jul. 31, 2014

 July 30, 2014 (Utica, NY)- The F.X. Matt 1888 Tavern was the location of the annual Corporate Cup awards. This year makes the 31st anniversary of the Corporate Cup which is sponsored by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. 'This event totally fits within our corporate strategy of promoting fitness' said Eve Van de Wal, regional president of Excellus. 'It's obvious that the promotion of healthy competition has brought out the best in these organizations.' 

A total of 65 teams representing nearly 700 runners competed in the event. The top three teams in each of nine divisions received plaques.

In addition, a drawing was held to award three, five hundred dollar donations to not for profits nominated by corporate cup teams.  The winning charities were: 

Syracuse Ride for Missing Children (Rochester, NY) - selected by the Saab Team

Hospice Care - selected by the New Hartford Vol. Fire Dept. Team

Camden Food Pantry - selected by the Camden Central School Team

'The Corporate Cup teams demonstrate that businesses are running well, at least in the in the Boilermaker!' said Cosmo Castellano, the corporate cup coordinator. 'It is terrific to see our teams return year after year for healthy competition. The not for profit awards really take this event to another level.' 

Fastest overall runners were Eileen Ferguson (National Grid) who clocked in at 01:03:37, while Nick Bedbury (SRC, Inc.) finished in 00:51:31. 

The fastest overall team was SRC Inc, which competed in the Open Division, and posted a team time of 01:03:39.

Complete results can be found at: