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Nine Community Organizations to Get Brooksie Way Minigrants as 2013 Race Kickoff Set for Friday at the Royal Park Hotel

Public Date: 5/21/2013 12:15 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Media Advisory

Who: The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon

The Brooksie Way is awarding nine minigrants totaling about $9,500 to nine community organizations. The minigrant program has awarded more than $100,000 to organizations for the support of health and wellness projects in Oakland County. The newly formed Brooksie Way Board of Directors will be announced as well the addition of a 10k race to the Brooksie Way half marathon and 5k races and a new official designation for the half marathon. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is hosting the event and will be in attendance. WJR morning radio host Paul W. Smith will broadcast his show live from the event.


​The Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Drive, Rochester. Please note: The event is in Parlor F.

7 a.m.  – 9 a.m. on Friday, May 24. A buffet breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 8 a.m. The media is invited to attend the breakfast.