Having already surpassed its highest annual donation total, the 2013 Patch Sprint is currently just shy of the $10,000 mark.
The generosity comes thanks, in part, to a trio of donors who took advantage of this year's donor incentive programs.
Event veteran Mark Gibson earned Race #1 by virtue of making the largest individual donation amount (one other anonymous donor, not attending the event, also made a substantial gift.)
In the meantime, in a rush to the finish, teenagers Tate Aronstein and Chris Brakey looked to their friends and family to sponsor them in their respective race and trek. The response was overwhelming enough for event officials to create two Race #46 bibs, one each for Brakey and Aronstein, in recognition for their efforts. They will each also collect a small gift of thanks!
QUILT TO BE AUCTIONED
To further support the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation, a quilt was sewn, consisting of all 21st century Patch Sprint T-shirts.
"The seamstress did an amazing job," raved foundation director Tim Singer, who commissioned the work and donated his shirts. "We did this a few year's back with camp shirts and the response was huge; we hope to see the same level of enthusiasm for this. The quilt is a testament to both the art work of Jim Kobak and, mostly, the tradition of the Patch Sprint!"
The auction for the quilt will take place at the start of Saturday's awards program.