From all of us at the Montlake Community Club, thank you! On Monday we gave the University District Food Bank a check for $30,000, the net proceeds from the Montlake 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Run. Said Paul Yunker, Development Director of the Food Bank, “It goes without saying that $30,000 is a tremendous donation. We are aware of the amount of work and the support necessary to achieve a donation of that size. Thank you Montlake Community Club and community!”
At left: Bill Lowie, food bank Assistant Director; Sharsti Sandall, MCC President; Paul Yunker, food bank Development Director; Leah Ball, food bank Board President.
We raised $7,000 more than last year, which we attribute to 3 things: increased corporate sponsorship, raffle earnings–which were enabled by fantastic sponsor donations and generous participants, and increased 5K participation. Consider visiting these local businesses who sponsored the race and donated the prizes: Earth + Wind + Fire Yoga, Glam & Tonics AVEDA Salon, Café Lago, Wilcynski Partners Real Estate, Oculus Eyecare, Montlake Blvd Market, Little Lago, Audi Seattle, Bad Cat Events, Darcy LaBelle Real Estate, KHBB Law, Stokes Lawrence, Rivalry Events, Arboretum Dermatology, Sound Community Bank, Meditate Seattle, HDR, Molly Moon’s, Mont’s Market, and Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry.
Our volunteers were essential to the race. Volunteers helped with everything from hanging signs to course monitoring. To all of you who helped, thank you!
Thanks to the Arboretum and the Arboretum Foundation for letting us have the race in this beautiful treasure. The MCC has given a donation to the foundation to show our appreciation, and we encourage you to do the same.