JJC 5K Raises Over $35,000 for Student Scholarships

Joliet Junior College hosted the 4th Annual Joliet Junior College Foundation 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, May 5, raising more than $35,000 for general student scholarships.
This year, 235 individuals completed the course by either running or walking; in addition, 20 children took part in the new one mile kids race.
 JJC 5K Raises Over $35,000 for Student Scholarships
The 3.1 mile certified race took place primarily on JJC’s scenic Main Campus and Will County Forest Preserve paved trails. The top overall male and female received a $100 cash award and top three men and women in each five-year age category received medals. JJC President Deb Daniels, who also walked in the 5K, presented the winners with their medals.
“We are really pleased with the results from this year’s 5K,” said Kristi Mulvey, director of institutional advancement at the college. “Not only was it a great opportunity to welcome community members to our campus, it brought in a record amount of money that will go directly toward student scholarships. I would like to thank the race participants and our generous community partners who made the 5K such a great success this year.”
The following businesses submitted donations for the event: Abri Credit Union; Baldwin and Company Insurance – Jeffrey A. Barnes; Champion Drywall; Clarity; Coalesse; Corporate Benefit Consultants; C.R. Leonard Plumbing & Heating; Demonica Kemper Architects; DeVriendt & Associates; DNA Running; First Midwest Bank; Gilbane; Hometown National Bank; Hometown Suburban Vending; Joliet Park District; Kavanaugh, Grumley & Gorbold; L. DeGeus & Associates; Legat Architects; McKeon Law Firm; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney – William R. Conte; Northern Illinois Steel; Northern Trust; OEC Business Interiors; Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center; Ruettiger, Tonelli & Associates; Spirit Family Farms; Steelcase; and TCBY.

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