Baltimore 10 Miler Raises More than $35,000 for Local Charities;Schuler, DiGregorio Earn B10 Titles
Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) hosted the ninth annual CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Baltimore 10 Miler on June 4th outside of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The event aired live on WMAR ABC2News, the local Scripps owned ABC television affiliate.
A field of nearly 5,000 runners took to the streets of Charm City and helped raise more than $35,000 for various local causes. Forty Baltimore police officers and personnel joined Commissioner Kevin Davis to support his unique “Caught by the Commish” charity chaser promotion to benefit the Signal 13 Foundation. Commissioner Davis earned $12,816 for the foundation by passing 1,602 runners along the course. CSE donated $8 for every runner he passed.
Two-time Baltimore Marathon and B10 champion Dave Berdan, the head coach for Stevenson’s cross country team, earned $8,526 for the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with his second place overall finish. ABC2News reporter Mallory Sofastaii raised $2,500 for Girls on the Run.
WJZ TV Sports Director, Mark Viviano, and Catholic Review managing editor, Paul McMullen, formed a relay team to raise money for the Mark Ragonese Family Trust. “Rags” is the former director of operations for Corrigan Sports who was paralyzed in a tragic accident while setting up for an event. This year’s “Relay for Rags” raised $7,940.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield donated $3,000 to B’More for Healthy Babies. Led by the Baltimore City Health Department and the Family League of Baltimore City, BHB brings together communities, organizations, and resources so that every baby might have the best start possible.
Lastly, CSE once again produced a limited edition Baltimore Pride T-shirt with proceeds benefitting YouthWorks. YouthWorks is Baltimore City’s summer jobs program, which places young people age 14 to 21 in summer work experiences throughout Baltimore.
Eric Schuler from Laurel, MD posted the third fastest time in event history while capturing the men’s title with an impressive time of 53:55. Megan DiGregorio earned her second career B10 crown with a time of 1:04.13 in sunny and humid conditions.