Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding's First 5K Run Raises $6,500 for Special
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 400 runners
participated in the first "5K Run on the Causeway" hosted by Huntington
Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division last Saturday.
Registered runners and participating sponsors raised more than $6,500 for
"5K on the Causeway"
More than 400 runners participated in
Ingalls Shipbuilding's first
"5K on the Causeway" Saturday
morning. Prior to the ceremony, Ingalls
Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon
presented Special Olympics a check for
A photo accompanying this release is available
"We had an excellent turnout for the first of what we hope will be many 5K
runs to come," said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls' vice president of human resources
and administration. "This run is a great way to promote a healthy workplace,
but more importantly, we were able to use our resources, along with all of the
other sponsors, to help a great organization in Special Olympics. I look for
this event to be even bigger and better next year."
Special Olympics participants were also on hand and awarded all runners with
medals as they crossed the finish line. Helen Parish, president and CEO of
Special Olympics Mississippi, thanked Ingalls not just for the donations
raised at the 5K run, but for all of the volunteer service the company has
given the organization over the years.
"I think this is amazing," she said. "This is the largest number of people to
participate in a program like this. With more than 200 volunteers at our
Summer Games and this event today, Ingalls is the most active sponsor we've
ever had. And I feel confident it will continue to grow."
Awards were given out in many different age groups. The overall male winner
was Mitchell Jones of Daphne, Ala., who ran the 5K in 18:46. The overall
female winner was Dana Gillan of Ocean Springs, with a time of 23:00. In
addition to the various age group winners, door prizes were handed out at the
end of the race.
The following sponsors helped make the run a success: FARA, Bob 105.9 FM, Isle
Casino, Navigator Credit Union, Health Solutions, Chevron, Aramark, Allen
Beverages, Cupit Signs, Signal International, The Blood Center, Blossman Gas,
Domino's, Chick-fil-A, Saintsations Gulf Coast, Kelly Pilger Zumba and Kelli's
Steps School of Dance, among others.
For all Ingalls 5K results, click here:
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
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