Letter: So many to thank

Sunday, July 01, 2018

On Saturday, June 12, Montague Parks & Recreation and The Friends of Hillcrest Elementary held their first Warrior Dash Obstacle Course Race for youth at Hillcrest & Sheffield Elementary Schools in Turners Falls.

Approximately 125 runners throughout the area (and beyond) participated in this major fundraising event that supports The Hillcrest Elementary Playground Project, and MPRD’s Sponsor-A-Child Scholarship Program.

The race would not have been possible without the investment of time, energy, resources, and funding from many within our fine community. We would like to thank Judd Wire, Lively Builders, Nemesis Photo, and Letourneau Plumbing for their generous financial support. We would also like to thank the following for loaning and donating materials, and assisting with the logistics of the event; Ed Snow of Snow & Son’s Landscaping, Chip Garbiel, Jon Bevins, Ernie Hastings, Montague DPW, Gill-Montague Regional School District Facilities & Grounds, and Ron Wood from the GMRSD Physical Education Department. We also wish to acknowledge those who enhanced the event; the Turners Falls Fire Department for hosing the kids down as they came down the home stretch; members of the Montague Center Fire Department, Montague Police Department, Senn II Excavating, Rau’s Towing, and Mike Szady with his ‘23 T-Bucket hot rod for the Touch-A-Truck event, and Ride N’ Dine Food Truck for keeping everyone well fed.

As many of you know, volunteer assistance is essential to the success of an event of this magnitude. Therefore, considerable appreciation goes out to all of our volunteers who helped the kids get through the course safely and cheering them all on as they crossed the finish line. This event would not have been possible without you. Finally, we would like to thank the kids who ran in our first Warrior Dash. You all did a great job, we’re very proud of you, and we hope to see you June of 2019. 

The Warrior Dash
Planning Committee:

Sarah Burstien

Hillcrest Elementary principal

Jon Dobosz

director of Montague Parks &

Julie Nolet

chair, Hillcrest Elementary
Playground Project