Grants Totaling $119,300 Awarded by Falmouth Road Race, Inc. to Non-Profits

Community Groups to Use Funds for Projects Including Sports Equipment, Nobska Light Restoration

FALMOUTH, MA (February 6, 2017)—Twelve non-profit community groups have been awarded a total of $119,300 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 countless 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.

“We’re happy to again help our community by giving another round of grants,” said Scott Ghelfi, president of the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. Board of Directors. “Being in a position to support our local non-profit organizations is one of the things that make us most proud as we work to further our mission of promoting health and wellness for everyone, and helping to restore Nobska Light, an iconic landmark along our race course, is an especially fitting addition this year for our 45th running.” 

Since fiscal year 2012-2013, Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has contributed more than $1 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:

  • American Legion Post 188 Baseball (summer high school team sponsorship)
  • Bourne Middle School (All-Access Club talk by Chris Herren)
  • Brockton Track Club (help to reduce dues)
  • Falmouth Baseball Booster Club (indoor training sessions)
  • Falmouth Commodores (press box renovation)
  • Falmouth High School Athletics (“Triple Threat Athlete” recognition)
  • Falmouth High School Golf Teams (new golf bags and uniforms)
  • Falmouth Clippers Sailing Team Booster Club (boats and equipment)
  • Falmouth Track Club (Main Street Mile shirts and medals)
  • Friends of Nobska Light (restoration)
  • Mullen-Hall School (mini-basketball court)
  • New England Buccaneers Baseball Program (scholarships)

In addition to the grants, the seven members of the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. Board of Directors have been allocated $70,000 in directed-giving funds to organizations of their choice, with another $9,000 earmarked for race staff donations to local organizations of their choice.

Applications for the next round of grants will be solicited in the spring. Interested organizations can visit www.falmouthroadrace.com/philanthropy for grant-proposal guidelines and information.

 


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.