At last night’s Peninsula Township Board meeting, reps from the Traverse City Track Club/Bayshore Marathon were on hand to present a check for $25,000 to Peninsula Township to help fund the Bowers Harbor Park expansion.
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Lisa Taylor, Executive Director of the Traverse City Track Club, and Jim Graham, Board President of the club (which founded and hosts the Bayshore Marathon each year), presented the check to Township Supervisor Rob Manigold and the Peninsula Township Board.
“We’ve worked for many years to build a relationship with Peninsula Township, and it’s grown and thrived,” said Taylor, adding, “We love to see the community participate in our event.”
She noted that the Track Club has given about $126,000 to Old Mission Peninsula organizations over the years, including the Peter Dougherty Society, Peninsula Fire Department, Old Mission Peninsula School, and Old Mission Women’s Club, which bakes cookies for the race each year.
“We’re really proud of that and we know it takes a strong relationship to be able to do that,” said Taylor, adding of the Old Mission Women’s Club cookies, “People love those cookies, and they’re very important to us.”
The check to Peninsula Township is part of Bayshore Marathon’s charitable gifts program, launched in 2010. Organizations may apply for grants in the spring and fall.
The 37th Annual Bayshore Marathon will take place on May 25, 2019. Registration will open on Dec. 1, 2018. See a photo gallery of the 2018 Bayshore Marathon here.
For more information, visit the Bayshore Marathon’s website here.