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Join LIBOR at the 7th Annual Hampton Bays Over the Bridge Run/Walk


The Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) is proud to be a sponsor and will be participating in the 7th Annual Hampton Bays Lions Club “Over the Bridge” 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. Join us for a breathtaking run/walk across the bay!

The Charity Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:00am; check-in is from 7:00am – 8:30am at the Hampton Bays Middle School (participants will be bused to race start at Warner’s Park).  The course will span across the beautiful vistas along the Atlantic Ocean, Shinnecock Inlet, Shinnecock Bay, on to the breathtaking views over the Ponquogue Bridge and the residential areas of Hampton Bays. The cost of the event is $25.00 pre-registered by 9-6-2017, $30.00 day of the race, children 14 and under $10.00.  The first 500 entrants are guaranteed a t-shirt.  For more information, including how to register, please visit ItsYourRace.LIRunning.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, visit HBLions.org for details.

LIBOR first became aware of this noteworthy event when REALTOR® Franklin Butz, organizer and creator, was awarded the December 2012 REALTOR® Spirit Award.   Franklin, aside from a being a Realtor® for the past forty years, has also been a dedicated member of the HBLC for over 30 years.  As an avid runner/jogger who participated in the Long Island Half Marathon, Shelter Island 10K and many other running events, he saw how popular these events were becoming.  With this knowledge, he proposed and completely organized the fundraising event for the HBLC in 2011.  The Walk/Run came to be called “Over the Bridge” because the course spans over the extraordinary Ponquogue Bridge. 

LIBOR is honored to be a part of this worthy event since 2013.  With the proceeds from the race, the Lions Club was able to sponsor six Seeing Eye dogs for those in need in our community.  Three of the dogs were designated for returning wounded Veterans and three for blind persons living in the Hampton Bays area.  These goals were accomplished through the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation.  Additional funds were contributed to Canine Companions for Returning Veterans, scholarships for deserving students in the Hampton Bays and Westhampton districts, local churches, the Dominican Sisters, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, Little League, Maureen’s Haven, and the St. Rosalie’s food pantry to name a few. The Hampton Bays Lions Club has been supporting charitable works in Hampton Bays and East Quogue since 1948. 

This donation was made through the Long Island Board of REALTORS® “We’re More Than REALTORS®…” initiative, which supports numerous programs and charitable community organizations.  The “We’re More Than Realtors® campaign was created by the LIBOR Public Relations Committee.  The campaign raises the public’s awareness about Realtors® and their philanthropic efforts within their communities.

 

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.