Newport County, RI – On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Newport County YMCA hosted a check presentation for Pie Run sponsors and charitable recipients to connect and celebrate the success of the Pie Run together. The Newport County YMCA hosted the 32nd Annual Pie Run on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2017. The race, originally founded by the Newport Running Club, collected donations for the MLK Center as well as raising money for local charities in Newport County. With over 1,500 walkers and runners, beautiful weather and a supportive team of volunteers, the event was a wonderful success.

“Thank you to the YMCA for being such a great partner in the community. The event last night allowed many of us to meet new people and connect and network in a small group setting. We feel that our growing partnership with the Y allows us to support and grow our community relationships all while supporting our own mission. We are thankful for partners like you and look forward to continued collaboration and endless opportunities!!!” Jen Chapin, Director of Special Events, Fort Adams Trust.

“We are always happy to partner with organizations like the YMCA providing programs and services in the community.  This generous gift will enable us to continue strengthening the human-animal bond in Newport County and beyond,” Brad Shear, Executive Director, The Potter League for Animals.

“The Newport County YMCA is grateful to our sponsors, Saccucci Honda, OceanPointe Christian Church, Savings Institute Bank and Trust, Minuteman Press and Run Newport. Without the support of these community leaders, the event would not have been such a success. We are also grateful to all our volunteers as well as participants. This holiday tradition brings our community together while honoring one of the Y’s core values of health and wellness. Due to the success of the event we can now support other local charities. The Y was able to donate over 18 cases of non-perishable food to the MLK Center due to donations made by race participants. We look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come,” Mike Miller, CEO, Newport County YMCA.

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