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Brooksie Way Minigrants to be Awarded as Last Call Goes Out for 2013 Race Registration

Public Date: 9/23/2013 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing & Communications Officer Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Media Advisory

Who: 
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, The Brooksie Way Minigrants and the HealthPlus Brooksie Way 

What:
 
 
 
 
Patterson will be awarding more than $7,000 in Brooksie Way Minigrants to six community organizations during the sponsor reception for the HealthPlus Brooksie Way. Running legends Bill Rodgers and Greg Meyer - the last American male to win the Boston Marathon - are expected to attend the reception.
Where: 
The Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University, Rochester, Mich.

When:

Wednesday, 6 p.m.​

Why:


The Brooksie Way Minigrant program has awarded more than $100,000 to support community health and fitness projects in the county. The minigrants are supported with proceeds from the half marathon, 10k and 5k races, which begin Sunday at 8 a.m. on the campus of Oakland University. Registrations can be made at TheBrooksieWay.com.​

The media is encouraged to attend. Media kits and press credentials will be available for pickup at the reception.