Boilermaker Awards Ted Petrillo Scholarships to Local Runners
May. 16, 2018
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 2018 Boilermaker Ted Petrillo Scholarship recipients also receive a free race registration and have the privilege of being seeded near the elite running corral. The 2018 recipients are Hali Ielfield of South Lewis High School and Andrew Ford of Clinton High School for Outstanding Achievement in Distance Running. Cheyenne Shoemaker of Holland Patent High School and Ryan Brooks of New Hartford High School 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 last year.
*Photo - L - R, Richard Hunt (Scholarship Coordinator), Kim Povec (past recipient), Jom Stasaitis (Race Director), Andrew Ford, Ryan Brooks, Hali Ielfield, Cheyenne Shoemaker, Phyllis Petrillo (wife of Ted Petrillo)
The 41st running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place on Sunday, July 8th, 2018. Bibs are still available in the 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and the Carbone 5K.