• Grant recipients receive a collective total of $230,000 from the Big Sur International Marathon

    Big Sur Marathon Awards Grants to 82 Community Groups, schools and Other Nonprofit Groups, Locally and Nationally

    Awardees from the Monterey Peninsula Supply Corps Association are flanked by Big Sur Marathon Executive Director Doug Thurston (left) and Board Chair John Mutty (right).

    Awardees from the Monterey Peninsula Supply Corps Association are flanked by Big Sur Marathon Executive Director Doug Thurston (left) and Board Chair John Mutty (right).

    Representatives from the Big Sur community traveled to Monterey to accept checks on behalf of several health, safety and education groups while dozens of other organizations from throughout the Monterey Peninsula were awarded grant funding based on their level of service to the 30-year old non-profit organization.

    In addition to supporting local groups, the marathon is also a vehicle to assist charitable organizations in their own fund raising efforts. Individuals sign up to run the Big Sur race while obtaining sponsors for their cause. Collectively, 11 organizations from outside the county raised more than $250,000 for such organizations as Lazarex Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Children of Peru, the Boomer Esaison Foundation and others.

    The complete list of groups receiving grants is listed below:

    American Red Cross
    Apple Pie School
    Big Sur Charter School
    Big Sur Grange
    Big Sur Health Center
    Big Sur Historical Society
    Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade
    Big Sur-Friends of Library
    Cal Fire Communications Task Force
    California Nursing Students Association of MPC
    Captain Cooper School Parent Club
    Carmel High Track & Field/Cross Country
    Carmel Host Lion Club
    Carmel Mission Catholic Youth Ministry
    Carmel Mission Foundation
    Carmel Valley Community Youth Center
    Central Coast Girls Athletic Foundation
    Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services
    Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers
    CERV Monterey Peninsula
    Child Abuse Prevention Council
    Community Partnership for Youth
    Del Rey Woods PTA
    Fire Safe Council for Monterey County
    Friends of Monterey Public Library
    Gazebo School Park
    Girl Scout Artemis Leadership Camp
    Girl Scout Destination
    Girl Scout Troop 30626
    Girls Inc. of Central Coast (Seaside High)
    Hartnell College Physics Club
    Henry Miller Memorial Library
    International School
    Japanese Language School
    Junior League of Monterey County
    Junipero Serra School – Washington Program
    Juvenile Impact Program
    Kinship Support Unlimited
    Kiwanis Club of Pacific Grove
    Knights of Columbus Carmel
    La Mesa Elementary School PTA
    Marina High National Honor Society
    Marina High School AVID program
    Marina High School Cross Country
    Mid-Coast Fire Brigade
    Mission Trail Lions of Carmel
    Mont. County Assn of Realtors
    Monterey Bay Gymnastics Assoc.
    Monterey County Habitat for Humanity
    Monterey High Cross Country Boosters
    Monterey High Football Boosters
    Monterey High Wrestling Club
    Monterey Pen. Supply Corps Association
    Monterey Peninsula Choral Society
    Monterey Peninsula Diving
    MPC Child Development Center
    Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Cycling Club
    Old Capitol Lions Club
    Pacific Grove High Breaker Wrestling
    Pacific Grove High School Lacrosse
    Pacific Grove High Track/Cross Country Dept
    Pacific Grove Middle School
    Pacific Grove Music Boosters
    Pacific Valley School
    Rising Star Gymnastics Booster Club
    Robert Down School PTA
    Saint Mary’s Youth Group
    San Carlos School
    Santa Catalina School
    Seaside High Cross Country/Track
    Seaside High Girls Softball
    Stage Kids, Etc.
    Troop 127 Boy Scouts of America
    Troop 2, Boy Scouts of America
    Troop 43, Boy Scouts of America
    Troop 60, Boy Scouts of America
    Troop 90, Boy Scouts of America
    Ventana Wildlife Society
    Venture Crew 122
    White Stag Leadership
    York School

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 17, 2014

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