SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY – Yesterday, September 21, 2015, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by marathon sponsors, various local veteran organizations and local officials to announce that $160,000 was raised for veteran services through the Suffolk County Marathon and Half Marathon held on Sunday, September 13th .
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, sponsors, local officials and veteran organizations at press conference to announce $160,000 in funds raised for veterans
“On behalf of our 1.5 million residents in Suffolk County, I am happy to announce that the Inaugural Suffolk County Marathon raised over $160,000 for veteran organizations,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “These funds will go a long way in expanding and enhancing services for our veterans.
County Executive Steve Bellone sign the check confirming the funding raised to serve Suffolk County veterans.
Legislation will be laid on the table to create a marathon funding advisory board who will be tasked with reviewing applications and awarding funding to veteran organizations who serve Suffolk County veterans.
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