Suffield’s Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams joined coaches Beth Krasemann and Justin Pepoli in hosting a virtual 5K run to benefit the local Suffield Community Aid’s COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund on May 29 thru 31. “While doing their part to stay home, our runners wanted to give back to the community here in town and collectively came together to put on this safe race,” explained Beth Krasemann. “All proceeds raised by the event were donated directly to the Suffield Community Aid’s COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund. They’ve been on the front lines delivering food to those who cannot safely leave their homes in addition to providing other needed services.”
Suffield Community Aid is a non-profit organization offering supportive health and social services to positively benefit the well-being of local residents. By honoring the livelihoods of each resident they yield to better the community one step at a time, especially during this time of epic uncertainty. Participants registered online with a donation of their choice and were asked to run or walk the 5K distance on the road or in their own backyards. The times from both the adult and kids divisions were then submitted through the team’s event website and tallied by its members. The event raised over $1,000.
It is often said that community is a choice. At Suffield we believe it is also a responsibility.