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Samaritans, Cape Cod Clippers, Rowing Assn. Among 12 Community Groups Receiving Grants
FALMOUTH, MA (July 27, 2017)—Twelve non-profit community groups have been awarded a total of $100,084 in grants in the latest semi-annual series of donations by Falmouth Road Race, Inc., the organization has announced.
The grant program was established as a way for Falmouth Road Race, Inc. to give back to the community for its help and support. Each year, Falmouth residents and organizations provide many hours of volunteering for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, a world-class event for both elite and recreational runners, as well as for the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile, the SBLI Family Fun Run, and the Health & Fitness Expo.
Among the non-profit groups receiving grants in the latest round of giving is WellStrong, a new organization that will offer running, yoga, and other fitness activities to the recovery community in a space it recently obtained in Falmouth.
“It’s making a huge difference,” said Amy Doherty, founder and president of WellStrong. “This grant enables us to purchase the equipment we need and start programs right away.”
Since fiscal year 2012-2013, Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has contributed more than $1.6 million to the health and wellness of Falmouth and the surrounding area through Community Giving and Grants.
The non-profit groups awarded grants for their successful proposals were:
- Arts Falmouth (to support a part-time staffer)
- Cape Cod Challenger Club (goals, balls, and uniforms)
- Cape Cod Clippers (batting cage, infield tractor, shed)
- Cape Cod Venturing Crew 37 (Hiking supplies, camping equipment)
- Cape and Islands Rowing Association, Inc. (trailer)
- Falmouth Band Parents (instruments for marching band)
- Falmouth Fire Department CPR Program (AED trainer instruments)
- Falmouth Marine & Environmental Services (AED instruments)
- Korey Stringer Institute (to support heat lab equipment fund)
- Morse Pond School (fitness center equipment)
- Samaritans (suicide prevention services)
- WellStrong (weight training and yoga equipment)
Applications for the next round of grants will be solicited in the fall. Interested organizations can visit www.falmouthroadrace.com/philanthropy for grant-proposal guidelines and information.
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About Falmouth Road Race
The New Balance Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. Each year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elite and recreational runners out to enjoy the iconic 7-mile seaside course. The non-profit Falmouth Road Race organization is committed to promoting health and fitness through community programs and philanthropic giving.