Every year, the Shamrock Run in Kingston draws more and more crowds than
the year before, and all for a good cause. Recognizing the importance
of giving back to the community, Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor,
P.C. became a major sponsor of the 28th Annual Shamrock Run on March 13th, 2016. Our Kingston personal injury attorneys proudly waved our banners
above the race’s finish line and all around Broadway in the weeks
leading up to the event.
Established back in 1988, the Shamrock Run was just a quaint idea to allow
the public to be literal forerunners for the Kingston’s St. Patrick’s
Day Parade. Nearly three decades later, the run is arguably more popular
than the parade itself as hundreds of people from the Kingston community
and surrounding neighborhoods come together for health, fun, and charity.
A portion of the proceeds goes to a preselected organization and this
year it was the
Semper Fi Fund, a group that assists wounded Marines cope with their injuries and improve
their lives and the lives of their families.
Runners are all given t-shirts, snacks, and a finisher’s medal. At
the finish-line party celebration, two tickets for a roundtrip flight
to Ireland are raffled off to participants! Aside from the grand prize
of plane tickets for a journey across the Atlantic and to the home of
the shamrock, organizing the run – which sometimes has more than
4,000 runners – can be costly and difficult. To this end, sponsors
play a huge role in ensuring that the Shamrock Run happens each year,
and will continue for years to come.
Our family here at Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C., Kingston
Personal Injury Attorneys would like to once again say that we were both
honored and excited to be able to sponsor the 28th Annual Shamrock Run. We look forward to the fun and goodwill next year’s
event will bring. If you would like to know more about what else we do
here at our firm to help our community, or if you have a personal injury
matter that requires legal representation, call
845.340.HURT to schedule a
free case evaluation today.