Cellcom Green Bay Marathon donates $100,000 to charities
Long after that last runner crossed the finish line, organizers of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon lent a helping hand to the community Tuesday.
Marathon organizers donated $102,026 to its charity partners: Special Olympics Wisconsin; Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity; and the Greater Green Bay YMCA Full Circle program, which helps kids on the autism spectrum.
"This has had a huge impact to have children be able to participate, cover their fees. It also helps provide our staff and our expenses with that, and it also allows kids to go to camp in the summertime," the YMCA's Holly Tritabaugh said.
Marathon organizers also gave out the award for the top fundraiser. Sam Ricker raised $670 through the Run for a Reason program.
Over the last 19 years, the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon has donated more than $1.4 million to charities.