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Letter to the editor: Thanks for supporting Cat Tracks

Published 12:04pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013

To the editor:

Cat Tracks 5K would like to say thank you to everyone that helped with, sponsored, donated, and participated in the 7th running of this event. This year’s event was the most successful one yet, marking the 1st year of hopefully a long partnership with the Niles/Buchanan YMCA.  Highlights include a record turnout for participants and the move to chip timing with online registration.
We congratulate Lucas Copi of St. Joseph, Mich. and Sydney Cason of Stevensville, Mich., this year’s overall male and female champions. This year the event raised over $3,300.  To date Cat Tracks has raised over $18,000 for athletics and facilities improvement at Brandywine High School. All proceeds from this year’s race will go toward a new press box for the football field.  For race photos visit Cat Tracks 5K on Facebook.
CAT TRACKS SPONSORS:
Wolverine Electrical Contracting-Niles
United Federal Credit Union-Niles
Honor Credit Union-Niles
Low Associates-South Bend
McCormick & Co. – South Bend
Semco Energy-Niles
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172-South Bend
Rock Auto Service-Niles
Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union
Chemical Bank-Niles
Pizza Transit-Niles
Tyler Automotive-Niles
Mike Holy Distributing-Niles
M.D. Lillie Auto Service – South Bend
University Park Family Dentistry – South Bend
Zolman Tire-Niles
Food & Door Prize Donors:
The Jarpe Family for donating U of M football tickets.
McCormick & Co., Hacienda, Hackers, Schillings, Harding’s, Metro run & walk, Martin’s Supermarket, Wendy’s. Prime Table Restaurant, Wings etc. Pizza Transit, Jimmy John’s and Shelton’s
Special Thanks:
The Niles/Buchanan YMCA for partnering with us this year
The Low family for the use of their land and all of their help.
Photographer Jim Becker of South Bend for giving us some great pictures.
The girls cross country team from Lowell, Indiana who crosses time zones every year to participate. This year the team brought 13 members.

Al Price
Cat Tracks

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