Benedictine is Beneficiary of Godfrey’s Farm 5K Run/Walk

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Annual Blueberry Boogie Event Raises Record Funds for Benedictine

(Ridgely, MD – June 27, 2023)Godfrey’s Farm held its 3rd annual Blueberry Boogie 5K Run/Walk with 215 participants walking or running in the race. This year’s event raised $17,000, which included a matching grant from Denise Kaczmarczyk and John Johnson, to support Benedictine’s programs that provide crucial services for moderate to severe developmentally disabled children and adults.

“With another great race behind us, I find myself so grateful for the relationship we have created with Benedictine,” stated Lisa Godfrey. “The energy, the excitement, the community, the positive impact we see from this day, makes it an easy decision to support their great work.”

Runners, walkers and guests enjoyed the sounds of Red Sammy, a Baltimore based band, and Godfrey’s homemade apple cider donuts and blueberry scones at the finish line. Awards were presented to the participants by Scott Evans, Benedictine Executive Director.

Sponsors of the event included Godfrey’s Farms, Richard Brusca Nursery, Harbor Sales, Willard, Cross Street Market, Keany Produce & Gourmet, Tammy’s Cool Things, Graul’s Market, Willey Farms, Langenfelder Pork, Zen Denton Yoga and Wellness, Peoples Bank, Bearing Construction, Inc., and Everbloom Ockels Acres. Fresh fruit at the finish line was donated by Teddy Bear Fresh.

For more information about Godfrey’s Farm, please visit www.godfreysfarm.com.

For more information on Benedictine and how you can support their mission, please contact Claudia Cunningham, Chief Advancement Officer at 410 634 2292 or Claudia.cunningham@benschool.org.

Photo caption 1: Kids race preceded main race the Godfrey’s Farm’s Blueberry Boogie 5K Run/Walk. The event raised $17,000 to support crucial services for the students and adults with moderate to severe developmental disabilities and autism that Benedictine supports.  

Photo caption 2: Mary, a Benedictine supported adult, posed with Lisa Godfrey after crossing the finish line at the Blueberry Boogie 5K Run/Walk.

Photo caption 3: Scott Evans, Benedictine Executive Director, presents awards to winners at the Blueberry Boogie 5K Run/Walk.

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