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October 19, 2012 - Boys & Girls Club Halloween 5K Scream Scram

What: A Run/Walk to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

Where: Washington Park, Denver

When: Friday, October 19, 2012

Time: Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., race starts at 6 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $30 adults, $20 for youth and seniors, $250 for Scream Teams (teams of 10); Race Day prices: $40 adults, $25 for youth and seniors

Beneficiary: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

EMCEE: Ron Severns

Presenting Sponsor(s): Sam's Club

President(s): John Arigoni, President and CEO

Staff: Chief Operating Officer: Kathy Luna, Vice President of Finance: Phil Bloise, Vice President of Prorgam Services: Tina Martinez

Sponsors: Sam's Club, Southwest Airlines, Grease Monkey, Noodles & Company, Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Denver Health Medical Plan, Inc., H & M, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Attendance: 1200+

Attire: Costumes

Information: (303) 892-9200 /

Event Coordinator: Jessica Prasser

Board of Directors: Chairman: Tom O’Donnell, Vice-Chairman: Max Caulkins, Secretary: Laurie Korneffel, Associate Board of Directors Chairman: Mary Anschutz, Vice-Chairpersons: Lambert, Bunker, Valerie Pappas, Phil Soderborg - for a full listing of acting and honorary board members:

Blacktie Photos by: Kimberly Johnson

 Presenting sponsor team Sam's Club: Donna Copeland, Greg Roberts, Ben Hirschfield and Kyle Hendrix
Presenting sponsor team Sam's Club: Donna Copeland, Greg Roberts, Ben Hirschfield and Kyle Hendrix

The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver held another Halloween themed race this year – the Scream Scram 5K was a hugely successful event.  Held at beautiful Washington Park on Friday, October 19, 2012, the weather and positive atmosphere couldn’t have been better. Costumed teams and individuals competed in the race, followed by a spooky outdoor gathering for trick-or-treating, refreshments and prizes.

The event started off with a costume contest and stroll down the “Orange Carpet.” Kathy Luna, Benny Madrid and Kate Funk judged the contest which included individual costumes, team costumes, and even dog costumes.  The Tracy family went all-out with a full Ghostbuster theme – even Slimer was in tow. “We would do anything to support the cause,” said mom, Maegan Tracy. The many costumes were well thought out and very impressive.

This year’s event was the biggest yet, said Kathy Luna, COO. She said that participation had doubled since last year’s annual Scream Scram. “This event is really important to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver because it brings the whole family together,” said Luna. Final tally indicates that more than $90,000 was raised for BGCMD.

After the costume judging concluded, the younger children participated in a 100M sprint. Then, it was time for the official start of the 5K race. Costumed runners barreled out of the starting gate and the race was on!

Sam’s Club was the presenting sponsor of the 5K. Greg Roberts, market membership and marketing manager at Sam’s Club, spoke about how important it is to support the Boys and Girls Club. “The Boys and Girls Club kids are important to us and we are going to continue to focus our efforts on ensuring these children receive the attention support and funding necessary for them to real all of their goals and dreams,” he said.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

There are 16 neighborhood centers in the Denver area that provide after-school, weekend and summer programs for kids 6 – 18 years old. Membership is just $2 per year, making the program affordable for all youth.

For more information:  (303) 892-9200 or or race results can be viewed here:

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