JJC’s Annual 5K Sets Records, Raises More than $40,000 for Student Scholarships

Joliet Junior College hosted the 5th Annual Joliet Junior College Foundation 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, May 4, raising more than $40,000 for general student scholarships.
This year, 320 individuals completed the course by either running or walking; in addition, more than 40 children took part in the one mile kids race.JJC
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 presented the winners with their medals.
“This year’s 5K run/walk was our biggest race yet,” said Amanda Quinn, alumni relations and annual fund manager. “Over 350 students, alumni and community members came to JJC to support our students. We also have many generous sponsors that have helped our event grow over the years. Without their support, we would never be able to raise the amount of money that we raise for student scholarships.”
The JJC Foundation would like to thank and acknowledge the following businesses that submitted donations for the event this year: Abri Credit Union, ATI Physical Therapy, Baldwin and Company Insurance, Bisping Construction, C.R. Leonard Plumbing I Heating, Inc., Coalesse, Corporate Benefit Consultants, D.E.S. Painting, Design Consulting Engineers, DeVriendt & Associates, DNA Athletics, First Midwest Bank, Gilbane Construction, Haas Factory Outlet, Div. of HFO Chicago, Hometown Bank, Hometown Suburban Vending, Johnson Controls, Joliet Park District, Kavanaugh Grumley & Gorbold LLC, Kingston Tile Company, Kluber Architects & Engineers, L. DeGeus & Associates, Inc., Legat Architects, Lindblad Construction, Mazon Bank, McKeown Law Firm, Midwest Energy Inc., MorganStanley SmithBarney– William Conte, Mortenson Construction, Northern Illinois Steel, Northern Trust, OEC Business Interiors, R.L. Sohol, Ruettiger, Tonelli & Associates, Inc., Steelcase, Sullivan Roofing, Inc., Sysco Chicago Inc., TCBY, Testa Produce, Inc., Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and UPS.

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