Inaugural Race Event a Huge Success!



TO: News Editors
DATE: October 26, 2015
CONTACT: Missy Goetschius, Public Relations Director, The Arc of Chemung
CONTACT INFO: 607.734.6151 x122 or email
RE: Inaugural Race Event a Huge Success!


Elmira, NY – The Arc of Chemung announces that the Inaugural Spooktacular 5k and Scarecrow Sprint 1 Mile event was a huge success! Taking place Sunday, October 25th, the event raised more than $7,500, to benefit the agency’s Recreation Program.

The Arc of Chemung’s Recreation Program creates recreation, socialization and leisure opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in the community are very often socially isolated and lack the social skills to pursue a life with meaningful relationships. Funds raised enable The Arc to provide opportunities for individual successes and meaningful relationships.

A special thank you to the following sponsors who contributed to the success of this event: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Hilliard Corporation; Visions FCU; Cameron Manufacturing and Design; Elmira Structures; First Heritage Federal Credit Union; Gough Holding Corporation; Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP; Perry & Carroll Insurance; Southside Pudgies Pizza, Pasta and Subs; Southern Tier Running Club; as well as Ultimate Fit Chick and Past & Present DJ Productions, who both volunteered their time and talent.

Race results and photos can be found on The Arc of Chemung’s Facebook page at

Founded in 1953, The Arc of Chemung is a person-centered, not for profit organization committed to meeting the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the Chemung County area. The agency provides quality supports and opportunities for individual growth for every person supported by means of education, increased community acceptance and participation.

The Arc of Chemung supports nearly 800 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families annually. Learn more at The Arc of Chemung is a chapter of the state agency, NYSARC, Inc. and is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).