By Peter Berube
One of the many benefits of community banks is that, thanks to their homegrown roots, they tend to be active in supporting local organizations and programs, extending their reach into their communities beyond simply offering financial services. For years, The Milford Bank has taken an active role in promoting and supporting its local community and raising awareness of programs in the area.
Continuing that tradition, The Milford Bank will be hosting the 5th annual Milford Moves 5k Run and Walk event, taking place Sunday, June 16th, 2019, along with co-sponsor Colony Grill of Milford. The event is designed to raise awareness of and support for military veterans, with all of the proceeds going to support local veterans’ organizations. Those groups include American Legion Post 196, VFW Post 7788, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 25. The funds raised will be used to fund veterans’ affairs and rehab programs through these organizations.
The Milford Moves 5k is also an opportunity for local businesses to join The Milford Bank and Colony Grill in supporting and celebrating the veterans in the community through sponsorships, which start as low as $250. Interested businesses may contact The Milford Bank for more information. Last year’s 5k raised $20,000 and was distributed among these local veterans’ groups.
The event kicks off with a Kids’ Fun Run at 8:30am, with the 5k starting at 9:00am. Awards will be presented for top overall female and male finishers, top female and male active military or veteran finishers, along with prizes for the top three in their age groups. Colony Grill will also be awarding $500 for the top female and male finishers to be donated the charity of the winners’ choosing. In addition, a special award will be given to the participant deemed most patriotic and all kids in the Fun Run will receive a prize for coming out and supporting this great cause. Colony will also be providing complimentary pizza for participants, and a free beer for all 21+ participants.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of a fun, healthy event that also supports local veterans. Registration for runners and walkers is open online, or participants may register in person at any office of The Milford Bank up to the day before the event.