In Your Pace Running Club makes donation to RSVP’s ‘Platoon Booster’ project

Dick Benner, left, is pictured with Mary Bartlett, director, RSVP of Madison County.

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(Morrisville, NY – Feb. 2011) When Dick Benner heard of RSVP’s need for help with the Platoon Boosters, he decided to ask his running club, ‘In Your Pace’ if they would be interested.

Platoon Boosters is a group of RSVP Volunteers who are adopting a platoon that will be deployed from Fort Drum in March. Benner said the timing was just right, because he heard of the need just before the Chilly Chili race in Cazenovia when his group would be getting together.

The In Your Pace Running Club raises funds to help local non-profits in the Nelson, Cazenovia, Erieville and New Woodstock area that are promoting causes the club wishes to support.

Benner thought Platoon Boosters would be a great fit because it is a group of local RSVP volunteers providing relief to troops being deployed to Afghanistan. The running club agreed.

The donation will provide money to pay postage to send needed items to our platoons and buy wool for volunteers to make helmet liners.

Platoon Boosters could also use some volunteers to help pack boxes or collect needed items. Any groups or individuals interested in helping can call Mary Bartlett at 684-3001.

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