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THE MONTEREY BAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT LAUNDRY CLUB AND BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON ANNOUNCE 2004 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS

 

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THE MONTEREY BAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT LAUNDRY CLUB

AND BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON ANNOUNCE

2004 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS

May 20, 2004, Monterey, CA -- The Monterey Bay Wednesday Night Laundry Running Club (WNLR) has selected three outstanding Monterey County High School Senior Distance Runners for their college scholarship awards in 2004.  Omar Mendoza of Salinas High School, Athena Pierre of Monterey High School, and Jose Garcia of North Monterey County High School, will be this year's recipients.

 Each student will receive $1,425, which was donated by The Monterey Bay Wednesday Night Laundry Running Club members, including $500 from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Monterey County, and a DONATION OF $1,500 from the Big Sur International Marathon organization. Runners were selected based on their running success in High School, academic achievement, leadership, love of running, and extracurricular activities.  Each year, the scholarship fund has increased, and over the past 4 years, approximately $11,000 has been provided to high school distance runners.

            The scholarship awards will be presented on May 29th at the annual WNLR Barbeque. Olympic Trials qualifying runners from Team USA Monterey Bay will participate in the presentation. With over 200 members, the Monterey Bay Wednesday Night Laundry Runners is the largest adult running club in Monterey County. This year, the WNLR Club, and the Big Sur International Marathon, TEAM USA Monterey Bay, and CSUMB, are partnering to actively promote many programs involving Health and Fitness for Monterey County youth. 

For more information about the scholarship fund or any other WNLR activities, contact Mike Dove at mnjdove@aol.com, or Sally Smith at the Big Sur International Marathon Office at sally@bsim.org or call the Big Sur International Marathon office at (831) 625-6226 or www.bsim.org.

 

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