For immediate release Monday, April 3, 2006
THIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR THE 2006 BENEFICIARY OF AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN CAPITOL 10,000
Peoples Community Clinic was selected for a third year as Statesman Capitol 10,000 beneficiary and first-time recipient for Statesman Junior ‘Dillo Kids Run.
AUSTIN, Texas – For an unprecedented third year in a row, People’s Community Clinic was selected to be the beneficiary for the 29th annual Austin American-Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Guaranty Bank, and as the first-time beneficiary for the 8th annual Statesman Junior ‘Dillo Kids Run. Founded in 1970, People’s is a non-profit, primary health care facility for working families in the Austin area with little or no health insurance. 11,000 patients call People’s Community Clinic their medical home.
“Partnering with People’s Community Clinic is a perfect fit,” said Michael Laosa, Statesman publisher. “By encouraging healthy lifestyles through our annual event, we strive to bring people together for a healthy and charitable cause. This year, $221,000 in sponsorship donations—the highest ever--will go to People’s Community Clinic. It is also the first year that proceeds from both the Junior ‘Dillo Kids Run and Capitol 10,000 will go to one organization.”
Regina Rogoff, Executive Director of People’s Community Clinic said she feels fortunate to have been chosen as the recipient for both events, adding that
proceeds from the Junior ‘Dillo Kids Run will go toward their pediatric and adolescent programs.
“As Austin’s leading independent clinic providing comprehensive health care for uninsured Central Texans, we rely heavily on community support and private donations,” Rogoff said. “Thanks to the generous contributions of Guaranty Bank and this year’s event sponsors we at People’s Community Clinic can continue our work addressing critical healthcare needs and providing high quality, medical services to our local community, including those medically underserved.”
Past sponsorship donations have contributed to the Clinic renovation and toward sustaining core medical care ranging from prenatal to eldercare.
The Austin American-Statesman, along with representatives of Guaranty Bank and event sponsors, presented the sponsorship proceeds check immediately after the Junior Dillo on April 1 and right before the start of the Capitol 10K on April 2, 2006.
About Statesman Capitol 10,000
Run it. Walk it. Do it. Since its inception in 1978, the race has seen over 400,000 runners, totaling well over two million miles. Statesman Capitol 10,000 is a USA Track and Field (USATF)-certified course and is considered the largest 10K run in Texas. The 2006 run is presented by Guaranty Bank and produced by Austin American-Statesman. This year’s beneficiary of the $221,000 sponsorship donation is the People’s Community Clinic. Austin American-Statesman also hosts the Statesman Junior ‘Dillo Kids Run – a one mile course for children 12 and under.
Sponsors for the 2006 event include Gold Sponsor AMD; Silver Sponsors Covert Chevrolet, RunTex, H-E-B, Dell, Austin Parks and Recreation Department; Bronze Sponsors St. David’s HealthCare, Stratus Properties, and Zydeco Development; and Honor Roll Sponsors Austin Regional Clinic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
2909 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78722-2304
For more information, contact
Margaret Henkels, Director of Development
People's Community Clinic, (512) 322-5135, ext. 601
Renet Presas, Assistant Marketing Director
Austin American-Statesman, (512) 445-3596