Dozens of Chartway team members and their family members either ran or volunteered for the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Race Weekend.
During the 9th Annual Chartway Norfolk Harbor Race Weekend, the Chartway Promise Foundation Hosts Two Wish Reveals for Children with Critical Illnesses
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Norfolk, VA (November 22, 2022) – Thousands of runners participated in the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Race Weekend where Chartway Credit Union served as the Title Sponsor over the weekend and surprised two local children facing medical hardship – 12-year-old Caelum and 4-year-old Caiden – with the news that their wishes had come true thanks to funds from Chartway’ s charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation.
The weekend kicked off on Friday, November 18, at the Expo, which was followed by the 5K and Kids Mile on Saturday and the 10K and Half Marathon on Sunday. Participants enjoyed post-race parties with music, food, and fun at Town Point Park both Saturday and Sunday – and joined in on a Wish Reveal for a special child each morning. On Saturday, Caelum discovered he would go on the ultimate shopping spree; and, on Sunday, Caiden found out his Wish to visit Walt Disney World would come true. Both Wishes were granted with funds provided by the Chartway Promise Foundation to Toby’s Dream Foundation.
The credit union also provided custom running chairs for Team Hoyt Virginia Beach, and several leaders and team members ran in the races, including Chartway’s president & CEO, Brian Schools, Chartway’s senior vice president of marketing, Elizabeth Short, Chartway’s vice president of community commitment, Phil Richards, and many more.
Christine Wilson, president of the Chartway Promise Foundation, said “Our partnership with J&A Racing helps make it possible for us to grant wishes and make dreams come true for children and families when they need it the most – as we did this past weekend for Caelum and Caiden through our long-standing partnership with Toby’s Dream Foundation.”
Brian Schools, Chartway’s president & CEO added, “Because we value community, we were honored to be the Title Sponsor for the weekend’s events. I really appreciate all the support the J&A Racing team has given us over the years.”
Co-race director, Jerry Frostick shared, “We are honored for our partnership with Chartway, and to support the Chartway Promise Foundation in providing life-changing experiences for kids facing medical hardship.”
Since 1999, Chartway’s charitable arm – the Chartway Promise Foundation – has raised nearly $14 million to bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. To learn more or make a donation, visit www.ChartwayPromiseFoundation.org.
|4-year-old Caiden, currently undergoing treatment for leukemia, learned on-stage that his dream to visit Walt Disney World had been granted thanks to funds given from the Chartway Promise Foundation.|
|Caelum, currently undergoing treatment for a critical medical illness and is a big baseball fan, was overjoyed to learn that his dream to have a shopping spree had been granted thanks to funds given from the Chartway Promise Foundation. Graham Firoved of the Baltimore Orioles and Riptide, the Norfolk Tides mascot, joined the foundation on-stage for the big surprise.|
|During the post-race party, the J&A Racing Foundation presented the Chartway Promise Foundation with a donation of $7,153. Pictured (from left to right): Jerry & Amy Frostick, co-owners of J&A Racing; Brian Schools, Chartway president & CEO; Wayne Foshay, Chartway Promise Foundation board chair; Christine Wilson, president of the Chartway Promise Foundation; J&A Racing MC Bob Schniedwind; and Graham Firoved of the Baltimore Orioles.|
Chartway & its Chartway Promise Foundation
Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, our $2.7 billion credit union proudly serves more than 200,000 members with branches in Utah, Texas, and Virginia. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions in 2022, included on American Banker’s Top Credit Union to Work For 2022 list, and received numerous other top workplace and best credit union accolades.
Reflecting a bright way forward, our charitable arm – the Chartway Promise Foundation – has raised nearly $14 million to bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For information on our vibrant organization, visit www.Chartway.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About J&A Racing
J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of seven events, J&A Racing’s mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through all stages of life.
Since 2003 when J&A Racing owners, Amy and Jerry Frostick, took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular running events in the country growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015.
Additionally, J&A Racing organizes the Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K; the Big Blue 5K; the BayPort Credit Union Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon Weekend; and the ADP Corporate 5K. For more information on J&A Racing’s events, visit jandaracing.com.
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