Ingalls Shipbuilding to Host "5K on the Causeway" to Benefit Special Olympics
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced its Ingalls Shipbuilding division will host
the first "Ingalls 5K on the Causeway" on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Singing River
Island with all proceeds going to Special Olympics of Mississippi.
"We are excited to be hosting this race, and it's a great way to promote
fitness and healthy living," said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls' vice president of
human resources and administration. "We've got a great course mapped on the
causeway to Singing River Island, and we're looking forward to a big turnout.
There are a lot of employees and local companies working together to make this
a great race, and all the money we raise will go to Special Olympics of
Mississippi. This is our first race, and we expect to make this an annual
The 5K begins at 9 a.m., with a one-mile fun run immediately following the
race. Registration for the race is $15 before Oct. 15 and $20 after that date
and on race day. The registration fee includes a T-shirt. For children under
12, the registration fee is $7. The course has been certified as a 5K fast and
flat course. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and females,
as well as the top three male and females in various age groups.
Participants can receive more information and register for the race at
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.
Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls
Shipbuilding. For more information, visit:
*HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
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CONTACT: Bill Glenn
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