Wounded Warrior Receives $76K from Race
A check has been handed over to local wounded warriors after the community helps raise tens of thousands of dollars.
The Charlottesville Running Company and the University of Virginia Research Park presented a check to the Wounded Warrior Foundation for $76,500 this week. It’s the result of money raised when more than 1,000 took part in the Wounded Warrior 5K Race on June 4.
“Everybody was just really excited and really behind it. And it wasn’t even about the 5K, it was about the cause,” said Francesca Conte of the Charlottesville Running Company.
The Wounded Warrior Project provides programs to injured members of the armed services before they return to civilian life.
“It’s not just the soldiers themselves that tug our hearts, but the fact that they’re wounded and they’re needing either support or particular equipment, whatever they need,” Conte said.
Race organizers are already planning next year’s 5K race to raise money for the wounded warriors.