Credit Union SacTown Run Newsletter - April 15, 2019

Thanks to credit unions and business partners throughout California and Nevada, more than $210,000 was raised for the 11 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in both states.  

Save the date for next year’s Run: April 5, 2020 

Below are some highlights of this year’s event.  

NEWS CONFERENCE AND RACE AROUND THE WARD KICKS OFF EVENT 

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SRA Executive Director Scott Abbott with CMN kid Timmy  

 

This year’s event kicked off with a news conference and fun run around the UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatric ward on Friday, April 5.  

At the news conference, representatives from the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues and Diablo Valley FCU (and Committee Chairman) John Pamer presented a check for $207,330, representing the total funds raised for children's hospitals in California and Nevada.  

Also attending the news conference was 9-year-old Timmy and his grandmother, Nancy Fast.  

Timmy was born in August 2009 at UC Davis and was diagnosed at 2 ½ years old with a brain tumor. He went through surgery and chemotherapy. He has been a CMN kid for the hospital and is now a happy and energetic boy.  

“Thank you for everything all of you do,” said Fast said at the news conference, while Timmy joked that they should be paying him.  

At the “Race Around the Ward” at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, credit union sponsors cheered on the young patients as they crossed the finish line with T-Bird, the mascot from Travis CU, handing out medals to all the children who participated. 

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Getting to the finish line!  

 

The day before the news conference, Pamer and League Manager of Credit Union Solutions and Membership Elise Schexnayder were interviewed on ABC10’s Sac & Co show regarding SacTown Run. Click HERE to view the interview. 

BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A RUN! 

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And they're off...  

 

The rain that drenched Sacramento Friday gave way to an overcast, but dry, Sunday morning—just in time for this year’s event. The 2019 SacTown Run attracted more than 2,000 runners—nearly of half of them credit employees and members.  Angela House, a former patient at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, once again sang the national anthem—her fourth time in as many years doing the honors.

 

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS 

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Click HERE to see more photos of the Ninth Annual Credit Union SacTown Run.  

RACE DAY WINNERS 

Nico Montanez of Mammoth Lakes and Jane Kibii of Auburn, CA took first place in the men and women’s 10-mile race, respectively.  

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Nico Montanez  

Montanez, after being a runner-up last year, was behind at the start but then pulled away to take home his first SacTown Run 10-mile men’s title. He won with a time of 48:36. William Reyes of Chico and C.J. Albertson of Fresno came in second and third, respectively.  

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Jane Kibii  

Once again, Kibii defended her title easily. She crossed the finish line in 55:18. She has now won six SACTOWN 10-mile titles in the event’s eight-year history and her fifth consecutive one (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). Kaylee Flanagan and Molly Grabill—both of Colorad—came in second and third respectively. The event served as the 10-mile championship for USA Track & Field’s Pacific Association.  

ONLINE FUNDRAISING—KEEP IT UP!! 

Thanks to all of those who have contributed generously to the cause! Team Kinecta has maintained its frontrunner status, with nearly $5,000 collected! Marquis Boochee from Xceed Financial CU is the top individual fundraiser, having received more than $1,000 in donations. It’s not too late to donate—let’s keep going!  Click HERE to donate. 

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE T-SHIRT CONTEST!  

Voting for the T-Shirt contest has begun!  CLICK HERE to cast your vote by Friday, April 26. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 29. Winner will be spotlighted in this electronic newsletter as well as on the Leagues' website and publications. 

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The 2018 T-Shirt Contest Winner: OE FCU  

 

Look for one more SacTown Run Update newsletter in early May—with more highlights from this year’s event.  

 

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