Saturday, July 31 offered sun and cool temperatures – perfect for the more than 230 runners, walkers and crawlers who participated, in-person, in the 13th annual Cubby Chase 10K, 5K, and Color Mile Run at the Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning. This year’s race was a hybrid event, with about 15 people joining the fun, virtually. New this year was a Decorated Stroller Parade, which allowed the littlest athletes an opportunity to be a part of this beloved, family event.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, the race netted more than $7,000, with all proceeds earmarked for a new toddler playground for the 18 month to 3 year old’s at the Dooley Center. This event capped off a years-long fundraising effort for the project, and plans are now being made to finalize the design and install the new playground.
Prindle Family Dentistry, a long-time supporter of the Center, topped the sponsor list at the $1000 Diamond level along with: $500 Silver Sponsors – Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, Finger Lakes Partners Insurance, Generations Bank, Katie Principio, Seneca Meadows, and Wegmans of Geneva; $250 Bronze Sponsors – Barrett Marine, Inc., Goulds Pumps, ITT, LM Sessler Excavating & Wrecking, Inc., North Street Pharmacy, and Brian Sklar; and $100 Cubby Friends – Community Bank, N.A., Julie Kingery, Lyons National Bank, Michelle Raymond, Mull Funeral Home, Inc., and Port’s Café.
Cash prizes were awarded to the top finishers (male/female):
10K Results: Male: Aaron Nobles 34:35 Rochester, NY • Female: Heather May 42:55 Geneva, NY
5K Results: Male: Timothy Stahlnecker 16:31 Waterloo, NY • female: Kelly Jordan-Uline 20:39 Rochester, NY. For full results go to: https://www.flhealth.org/assets/documents/community/cubby-chase-10k5k-results.pdf
Many hands and feet are needed to keep this event running and a big shout out to the Finger Lakes Health employees, Human Resources, Maintenance & Grounds, Nutritional Services, and Security departments as well as the community members who volunteered to help with course monitoring, registration, hospitality, set up and clean up. Thanks also to the City of Geneva and Geneva Rotary Club for keeping all safe and hydrated before, during and after the race and to the businesses that provided in-kind donations of food and water – Boulevard Produce, Freihofer, Geneva Club Beverage, KanPak and US Foods.
Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning serves both employees of Finger Lakes Health and residents of the community. Programs include infant care through after-school care, for ages 6 weeks through 6th grade. These programs, based on age and development, are supervised by teachers with college degrees in early childhood education. Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning is licensed by the New York State Department of Social Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children for exceeding standards in early childhood education.