Sound Tigers 5K Raises More Than $7,000
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, are pleased to announce the results and successes of their fourth annual Sound Tigers 5K, benefitting the Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Fairfield Police Scholarship Fund, and Griffin Hospital Health Initiative.
The race was held on Thursday, Apr. 5 and raised more than $7,000 for local first responder charities.
More than 200 runners competed in the event to make it the most successful Sound Tigers 5K to date. Bethel's Piotr Kostyk crossed the finish line first with a time of 17:57, beating Cheshire's Fred Wills by 33 seconds.
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The Sound Tigers would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each participant and the dozens of volunteers and sponsors. A special thank you to:
Better Business Bureau
BST Booster Club
DOCS of CT
Kamco New England
New York Life
Petro Home Services
PSEG Power Connecticut
Yale Infant and Child Development
The Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created to help families of firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 and benefits the children of Fairfield Police Officers. Each year, scholarships are awarded to the children of a current Fairfield Police Officers. The Fund began with an initial contribution of $10,000 and has grown substantially through a combination of fundraisers and donations. In addition, all Fairfield Police Officer make a contribution to the fund from their weekly pay.
Griffin Hospital launched the Health Initiative for Men (HiM) in June of 2011 to help inspire men to have an annual physical and raise awareness about men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. Ansonia businessman Frank Michaud and his wife, Judy, established a special "Health Initiative for Men Fund" at the Valley Community Foundation which enabled the hospital to roll out its first men's health campaign: cards that could be given to men encouraging them to "get to the doctor" for their annual check-ups. Approximately 20,000 of these free cards, which included men's health screening guidelines and checklists, were distributed at Griffin Hospital, local businesses, and through area schools.