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SacTown Race Raises $182,160 For Hospitals
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (4/11/13)--The second annual Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run--held Sunday in downtown Sacramento, Calif.--raised $182,160 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals in California and Nevada. The event was sponsored by CU Miracle Day Inc. along with 59 credit unions and credit union businesses, including the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

Sunday's 2013 SacTown Ten-Mile Run kicked off with a news conference Friday at UC-Davis Children's Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President/CEO Diana Dykstra and SacTown 10 Committee Chairman John Pamer, CEO of Concord, Calif.-based Diablo Valley FCU, presented Children's Miracle Network with a check for the $483,000 raised nationwide for children's hospitals. The run raised more than $180,000 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. (Photo provided by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues)
"We are quickly building momentum in only our second year," said SacTown 10 Committee Chairman John Pamer, CEO of Concord, Calif.-based Diablo Valley FCU. "We saw a significant increase in runners, credit union volunteers, legislative participation, and donations to Children's Miracle Network hospitals." He noted that "the difference those who participated helped make for the kids will last long after the banners come down."

The run, also designed to increase national awareness of credit unions, took place the same day as the 41st Annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run in Washington D.C., followed by Credit Union Freedom Runs for troops overseas. The "Family of Races" raised $483,000 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals nationwide.

Nearly 1,700 runners--including more than 700 credit union employees and members--participated in the Sacramento race, which started and finished in front of the State Capitol, with a $15,000-prize purse awarded. More than 200 credit union staff and members worked the event as volunteers.

Of the 161 congressional honorary race chairs from 39 states who registered to compete in the family of races, 19 were from California and Nevada, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).

The event began with a craft day and news conference Friday at UC Davis Children's Hospital in Sacramento. There, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President/CEO Diana Dykstra and Pamer presented Children's Miracle Network with a check representing the $483,000 raised for children's hospitals.

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