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B'ville Rotary run off to great start

Community service organization would like to thank participants, volunteers

The Oct. 16 Rotary Run winner Lukas Rising, center, 23, of Seneca Falls poses for a photo op with race coordinators and Rotarians Tim Horan, left, and Dom Losurdo.

The Oct. 16 Rotary Run winner Lukas Rising, center, 23, of Seneca Falls poses for a photo op with race coordinators and Rotarians Tim Horan, left, and Dom Losurdo. Lizzy Flinn-Brown

— The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville’s Rotary Run was held Oct. 16 at Baker High School.

With more than 30 competitors running and walking the 5K, the club felt it was a great start to what they hope will become a fall tradition, and would like to thank all the competitors and volunteers that made it happen.

“With the first autumn race completed, we are confident that the word will get out about our worthy cause and well-run event so more people will plan ahead to run or walk with us next year,” said Rotary Club member and committee chairperson Dom Losurdo. He also said that the club learned a lot from the planning process and the day of the event so they can make next year’s race even better.

This year’s winner was Lukas Rising, 23, of Seneca Falls.

People interested in knowing when next year’s race will be can find the Baldwinsville Rotary Run on Facebook, email the organizers at bvillerotaryrun@gmail.com or ask any Baldwinsville Rotarian for information.

Fundraisers like this race are important to ensure the Rotary Club of Baldwinsville can give back to the community. In the past year, the club made contributions to support local groups like the little league and wrestling clubs, food pantry and Christmas bureau, fire department and more. They also gave out three scholarships to local students, sent three students to a weekend-long leadership skills camp hosted by the Rotary Youth Leadership Association and provide dictionaries to every third grade student in Baldwinsville schools annually.

Lizzy Flinn-Brown is the public relations chairperson for the Baldwinsville Rotary. Contact her at ebrown@syracuse.com.

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