Thanks and kudos to Comcast and the UT Graduate Student Senate! Comcast sponsored and the Graduate Student Senate organized the 17th annual “Love Your Libraries” Fun Run on February 21.
The 5K race (and the alternate fun walk) through the heart of the UT campus are held each year to benefit the University of Tennessee Libraries. The Graduate Student Senate has been organizing and hosting the event since 1992. Proceeds from the race assist the libraries in purchasing much-needed electronic resources, books, equipment, and other items critical for student success at the University of Tennessee.
Comcast and other corporate sponsors donated a total of $7,800, and race registrations raised another $2,360. Repeated airings of our public service announcement on Comcast stations increased the visibility of our event and the number of registrants.
Other major sponsors were Comcast, Pilot Oil, Dr. William Kim Salmons DDS, 21st Mortgage, UT Federal Credit Union, West & Associates, 180 Sports and Fitness, The Rush, Brandon’s Awards & Engraving, UT Campus Dining, Carpe Librum Booksellers, Betsy and Babs, Runners Market, and UT Book and Supply Stores. Nearby businesses donated prizes to motivate the runners.
Pictured on this page: (1) Comcast employees who participated in the race: Kirk Dale, Angeli Gabriel, Jeff Ownby, Curt von Wedel, Charlie Goodreau, Russell Byrd, Phil Eder; (2) Graduate Student Senate president Julie Lynch announces the winners; and (3) Russell Byrd makes the awards.