Wednesday, May 30

Arson can't stop fundraising race

On March 26, an arson fire leveled the Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant in Lewes, Delaware. Despite the fact that the restaurant has yet to re rebuilt, Irish Eyes part-owner Tom Jones and his wife Charlene will continue to sponsor the Blue-Gold All-Star 5K.

Kevin Tresolini, The News Journal reports:

The fourth annual race is June 16 and benefits the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Cognitive Disabilities, the charity many First State residents are familiar with because of June's annual Blue-Gold all-star high school football game.

The race has raised about $7,500 for DFRC in its first three years, said Jerry McNesby, a DFRC board member and runner who helped found the 5K.

And the race will go on.
The only difference seems to be that "is that prerace and postrace activities will take place underneath temporary tents rather than inside the restaurant's walls."'s not a lot of money compared to the sums raised by other national non-profits. But, each day when I scan headlines to find material for this blog, I'm usually cynical and looking for embarrassing news stories. When I find stories like this and see the determination of individual donors when they want to help a cause.... I can't help but be proud to call myself a fundraiser.

I wish these folks lots of good luck.

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