On October 10th we held our 4th Annual Causeway 5K at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin. In comparison to last year’s 5K, we had a 50% increase in runners/ walkers and 17 new sponsors!
We were able to raise an astonishing $20,125 for Fulfill! (Formerly known as The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties). Causeway President, Dave Wintrode, kindly matched that amount bringing the grand total to $40,250! Every dollar donated to Fulfill provides three meals to those in need. This means we were able to provide our neighbors with 120,750 meals! This really put a dent in addressing the food insecurity issue right here in our community!
Our very first Causeway 5K was held back in October of 2018, which raised $3,000. Dave Wintrode kindly matched that amount bringing the grand total to $6,000 for Fulfill. We all had a great time running and raising money for our friends at Fulfill that we decided to host our Second Annual Causeway 5K in October of 2019. We had set a goal to beat the funds raised in 2018 and did just that! We were able to raise $5,743.50 and once again, Dave Wintrode kindly matched that amount, bringing the grand total to $11,487! Last October we held our 3rd Annual Causeway 5K and raised $13,670 and Dave Wintrode once again matched that, bringing the total to $27,340!
The Causeway 5K was organized by Causeway employees: Chad Scanlon (Assistant Inventory Manager), Kaitlyn Strohmeier (Marketing Manager) and Joe Stroffolino (Director of Advertising and Marketing).
We had an Olympian attend
Jennifer Demby who goes by Coach Jennifer attended our 5K. She is a 1996 Olympian and 1995 Pan Am gold medalist with a passion to pay forward the opportunities in sports that were provided for her and to advocate for the underserved population of blind, vision impaired, and deaf blind community!
Jennifer Demby is the Cofounder and Director of Sports for the Blind Athletes Inc. She was accompanied by: David Bartram – Vision impaired athlete / Guide, Alice Eaddy – Deaf /blind athlete who had won her age group and Justine LaBatch – Volunteer guide runner!
Check out their website: www.blindathletes.org for more information on this incredible organization.
We want to send a special thank you to your wonderful sponsors:
Grunin Group, Kiwanis International Of Long Beach Island, American Wear Uniforms, Bagels & Beyond, Reading Truck Equipment, Excel Automotive, Narcissus Florals & Mueller’s Historic Florist, Ocean First Bank, Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning, Diamond Media Solutions, John Guire Supply, ADE INC. Heating and Cooling, Elite Auto Spa, La Jarochita, Glendenning Mortgage Company, All Risk LLC, Rothman Orthopaedics, Air Technical Heating Cooling & Pluming, Fusaro Pizza, and J. R. Henderson Labs, INC.
Dealer Inspire, Don Goyo Deli and Market, Walters Homes, Law Office of Pepe and Wintrode and Jetty.
Design 446, East Bay Italian Grille, FWH Associates, P.A., Rick Galgano – Wells Fargo Financial Advisor , Thompson Car and Truck, Mountain Millwork, Abbey Insurance, Beachwood Pinebeach PBA Local 253, Dealer Teamwork, Pietro’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, MaMMa Rosa Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria/ Dolce Bagel & Pizza Café, Latino Flavor Grille, Good Friend Electric, Sherwin Williams, R.F. Rinderer JR Custom Builder, All County Exteriors, Atlanticare, NJ Logowear, Coastal Disposal LLC, and M. Rank Roofing.
Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. Fulfill has a network of 289 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day programs, group homes, and more that they work closely with to feed our neighbors in need.