Ryder Supports the New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club’s 8k Race, Children’s Run and Community Event

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Ryder’s LI Manager Jesse Betts and his Ryder Team, and New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club members Kenneth Ramondino and Joseph Salow. Photo credit: Stephen Cipot.

Ryder is a proud sponsor of the New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club’s 8k race, children’s fun run and community event scheduled for June 2. Ryder is located at 284 Denton Avenue in Garden City Park. Runners Club members met with Ryder’s L.I. Senior Rental Manager Jesse Betts and the Ryder Team, to discuss plans for this year’s race and community event. The Runners Club is especially grateful for Ryder’s generous sponsorship and help, which will help make the forthcoming 8K, children’s fun run and community event a wonderful success.

The Runners Club is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to improving their community, and organizes the U.S.A. Track & Field Long Island Division’s annual 8K Championship Race, which has individual and team scoring for USA T&F members. Sponsorship monies support the annual race event, as well as charity based community organizations.

The Club’s main charity is the Nassau County Firefighter Operation Wounded Warrior program—which provides benefits beyond what the military and V.A. offers, to wounded soldiers and veterans throughout Long Island, as well as at Walter Reid, Camp Lajune, and Fort Bragg. This exceptional program is run by volunteer firefighters and participating fire departments throughout Nassau County. In December the program delivered 60 IPads, 10 PCs, and two packed trucks, to these military bases.

Computer pads are especially critical for doctors and specialists to upload health information, to be portable as soldiers are moved from one location to another—patient history, prescriptions, treatment, appointments, therapy and medication schedules. This January the Club donated $4000 to this vital organization, approximately $40,000 to date. To learn more about the firefighter program and how you can help, contact the program’s president Joe O’Grady at 516-462-4617.

The Club supports local Boy Scout Troops 298 and 544. Scouts who volunteer receive credit for community service, and the Club donates proceeds to their troops. The Club also supports para- and special needs athletes—the Club is working to expand and fund a greater program to allow more para athletes to participate and compete, at no fee or a reduced fee.

In 2018 the Town of North Hempstead recognized the New Hyde Park-Mineola Running Club as an outstanding organization for its dedication to LI racing and community service.

The Club’s 42nd Annual Championship 8K Race/Community Event is Sunday, June 2, at the Denton Avenue Elementary School. For information on how to become a sponsor, volunteer, and to learn about the Club, contact Harold Axelrod at bcshja@msn.com
or Stephen Cipot at Stephenjcipot@hotmail.com
Visit the Club’s website https://www.newhydeparkrunners.com

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