AVON, Ohio – Supporting difference-makers in the classroom and the community, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will be the exclusive presenting sponsor of the 2023 Eagle Run, a fundraising event for the Avon Schools Educational Endowment Fund and other local charities.
Bendix has also committed to serve as the presenting sponsor of the race in 2024 and 2025. The Eagle Run, scheduled for May 27 at Avon High School, is marking its 21st year.
“At Bendix, we have a long-standing passion for encouraging the journey of health and wellness for our employees and their family members, alongside deep community support for the places we call home,” said Maria Gutierrez, Bendix senior director, environmental, social, and governance (ESG). “Proudly supporting this popular and impactful event enables us to do both in a very meaningful way that puts our values into action.”
Bendix Community Outreach Expands in 2022
Walkers and runners of all ages can participate in the Eagle Run, which offers a 5-mile run, a 5K run/walk, and a 1-mile kids’ fun run. The race has raised more than $500,000 over the past 20 years for the Avon Schools Educational Endowment Fund, which receives half of the race’s proceeds each year and provides grants that enable teachers to develop creative opportunities for students when public funding is not available.
This year’s race will also support the French Creek Family YMCA, Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services (CRS), and other local charities.
On race day, Bendix will have one of its tractor-trailers equipped with the latest advanced driver assistance system safety technologies so those in attendance can see a big rig up close and talk to experts from the company’s demo team.
“Over the past 20 years, the Eagle Run has become an important annual tradition for the Avon community as we kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend,” said Ben Hodge, Avon Local Schools superintendent. “The event averages nearly 1,000 participants/runners each year, and approximately half of those are our own Avon schoolchildren.
“The race is an amazing family activity, and we are happy to welcome Bendix as our presenting sponsor. Along with being a fun day for all, the Eagle Run brings lasting benefits to Avon teachers, students, and many other community members – we’re proud to partner with Bendix and our additional sponsors to help continue this important effort.”
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