Fargo Marathon issues its charitable donations to its benefactors
Jeff Kolpack, The Forum Published Thursday, July 24, 2008
FARGO -- Fargo Marathon Inc. formally dedicated its charitable giving on Thursday afternoon with the distribution of heavy checks, both in stature and in amount.
With Fargo Marathon executive director Mark Knutson as the driving force, Burlington Pond located along 19th Avenue South in West Fargo was officially renamed the Caroline Ruby Vetter Memorial Duck Pond.
The marathon contributed almost $4,700 to the cause through a sponsor-a-runner program. Other checks went to YMCA’s Partner of Youth ($2,500), Innovis Health NICU ($3,500), Shriners Hospitals for Children ($3,500), MeritCare Children’s Hospital ($15,000) and Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm ($15,000).
“The marathon has an obligation to help the community,” Knutson said.