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News and Notes - October 23, 2014


Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation named Aetna Voice of Health, in running for $30,000 grant

HILLSBOROUGH, New Jersey -- Four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs is the Executive Director of the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, which promotes involvement in physical activities for girls & boys in grades K-12. The JCDSF was chosen as one of 31 organizations named by Aetna as the 2014 Aetna Voices of Health.

Each organization is now in the running for a larger grant from Aetna and the JCDSF needs your help! Click here to vote for the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation to win a $30,000 grant from Aetna. Voting closes on Sunday, November 9.

Click here to learn more about the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, including a video recap of the JCDSF’s 9th Annual Extravaganza.

Dr. Norbert Sander to Receive NYRR’s Abebe Bikila Award

NEW YORK -- New York Road Runners will honor Dr. Norbert Sander with the Abebe Bikila Award for his outstanding commitment and contributions to the sport of distance running. Dr. Sander will be presented with the award on Saturday, October 25, at 12:45 p.m. at the NYRR Youth Jamboree presented by Tata Consultancy Services at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory. The event will kick off the TCS New York City Marathon Race Week.

Sander is the president and executive director of the Armory Foundation and the 1974 New York City Marathon champion. Sander is still the only male New Yorker ever to win the race.

The Abebe Bikila Award, named for the legendary 1960 and 1964 Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia, has been presented annually by New York Road Runners since 1978 to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of distance running, both on and off the race course. Past recipients include Grete Waitz, Fred Lebow, Bill Rodgers, Allan Steinfeld, Paul Tergat, Germán Silva, and the 2013 recipients, the Rudin Family.

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