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“Team Goodwill” captain, Ann Walters, felt first-hand the excitement regarding the 2010 Thanksgiving Day Race when she visited Roncker’s Running Spot in O’Bryonville on Saturday, November 20th. Ann had dropped off posters for the first-ever “+ONE Challenge”Donation Drive on Friday, November 19th and was thrilled when she arrived at the Running Spot on Saturday morning to see all of the attention that the Drive and the Race were receiving from participants of this year’s event. Ann was delighted to see race organizer Julie Isphording and Goodwill Donation Drive supporter talking with all of the excited runners picking up their race packets for the annual Thanksgiving event. “Team Goodwill” has been preparing for participation in this year’s event since late summer and is ready to go. Team Goodwill- L to R- Vanessa Cornett, Minerva Humita, Ann Walters, and Matt Fortner.
Ann along with team mates, Minerva Humita, Matthew Fortner, and Vanessa Cornett are representing Ohio Valley Goodwill in this year’s Race as well as 25 additional volunteers who are supporting the “Share The Warmth” Donation Stations at the start of the Race as well as at Mile 2 (Eggelston and Sentennial.) Goodwill and the event are launching the +ONE Challenge this year and encouraging the 17,000 runners and walkers to bring extra clothing to the 10k walk and run. Participants can wear items at the start of the race to stay warm for an hour and then give the coat, sweatshirt or jacket to the Goodwill volunteers so someone else can stay warm for a lifetime.
“Team Goodwill” invites you to join them in making ONE more meaningful impact this holiday season. Join Ohio Valley Goodwill and 101st Thanksgiving Day Race in bringing ONE more donation to share your holiday warmth with thousands of others. Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to the 2010 Thanksgiving Race organizers and chair Julie Isphording for their support as well as “Team Goodwill” and the many volunteers that have chosen to give of their time and energy this Thanksgiving morning to”Share The Warmth” with the thousands of individuals that the organization serves.