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Ogden Newspapers race presents $20,000 to YMCA

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register photo by Scott McCloskey  The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic on Thursday presented a $20,000 check to the J.B. Chambers YMCA from the 40th annual distance race. Shown during the check presentation are, from left, race Director R. “Scat” Scatterday, Perry Nardo, general manager of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, and Adam Shinsky, YMCA executive director.

Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register photo by Scott McCloskey
The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic on Thursday presented a $20,000 check to the J.B. Chambers YMCA from the 40th annual distance race. Shown during the check presentation are, from left, race Director R. “Scat” Scatterday, Perry Nardo, general manager of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, and Adam Shinsky, YMCA executive director.

WHEELING, W.Va. — Between 2010 and 2015, the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic handed out more than $100,000 to six local charitable causes. That amount grew by its largest-ever one-year total on Thursday, with the race committee presenting J.B. Chambers YMCA Executive Director Adam Shinsky a check for $20,000.

Shinsky said the donation is huge for the local Y and its programs.

“In the past two years, our programs have increased dramatically, but requests also have increased for scholarships from single-parent families and for day care,” he said. “Our motto is, we never turn anyone away without the ability to pay. With great donations like this, we’re able to live up to that motto.”

The race each year donates its proceeds to a worthy cause…

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