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Run the Rock at RCC and Help Local Veterans

Run the Rock at RCC and Help Local Veterans

RCC is a Military Friendly campus and will host the Run the Rock obstacle course/fun run to raise funds for veterans’ programs on April 23.

DATE: April 17, 2017
CONTACT: Paul Mencher
845-574-4549
pmencher@sunyrockland.edu

Run the Rock at RCC and Help Local Veterans
Runners can still register for obstacle course fundraiser

RAMAPO – Help raise funds for local veterans when you “Run the Rock” this weekend at Rockland Community College. Slots are still available for participants in this unique 5K obstacle course/fun run around RCC’s picturesque campus.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
9 am - 3 pm
Check in at the RCC Fieldhouse

Proceeds of Run the Rock will help support veterans’ programs at RCC, as well as at BRiDGES, the non-profit organization formerly known as the Rockland Independent Living Center. BRiDGES works with Rockland County to operate the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program, which connects veterans and their families with others who can help them deal with challenges such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or the difficulties of returning to civilian life.

BRiDGES Executive Director David Jacobsen said, “BRiDGES often works with veterans in need of additional assistance. The funds raised through Run the Rock allow the Dwyer Program to respond to these additional needs.”

Dr. Jacobsen lauded the partnership between his organization and RCC. He expressed special thanks to Jonathan Barnwell, RCC’s Coordinator of Judicial and Veterans Affairs, along with RCC President Cliff L. Wood.

The general public is invited to be a part of this event, which will take place rain or shine. Professionally-designed obstacles will make this a challenging and fun experience for runners of all ability levels. Participants must be aged 14 or above, but there will be free activities for the whole family, including a bounce house and face painting.

The entry fee is $55 per person ($35 for RCC students and staff). Find out more about the event or register online at www.sunyrockland.edu/go/runtherock.

About 14,000 military veterans live in Rockland County, and more than 130 veterans are currently enrolled as RCC students. RCC is designated a Military Friendly school and included among Military Advanced Education & Transition’s Top Colleges & Universities. To learn more, visit www.sunyrockland.edu/go/veterans.