Editor,

The MAPS Scholarship Foundation would like to express its utmost gratitude to all of the Sponsors and donors of our 24th annual Breakaway 5K and Fun Run that was held on Aug. 17.

A very special thank you to the Old Orchard Beach Police Department for their continued support in helping to make this fundraising effort a success. The Police Department and the OOB Town Council have been supporting our efforts for 24 years and we truly appreciate their partnership.

All proceeds from this race go towards providing scholarships for Old Orchard Beach High School students who are pursuing their education beyond high school. We are now awarding 12 scholarships of $1,000 each.

Thank you to our generous sponsors including The Old Orchard Beach Pier; The Brunswick Hotel; Harold’s; Bill’s Pizza; DQ of Old Orchard Beach; Palace Playland; Pirates Cove Adventure Golf; The Original Pier French Fries; Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank; Brady Screenprint; Wild Acres Family Camping; Wagon Wheel Camping; Sunset Bar & Grill; George’s Parking; Capt’n Mike’s Parking; Ocean Park Soda Fountain; Midtown Parking; Blackbear Signworks; The Shack; Beach Bagel; Big Daddy’s Restaurant & Bar; Powderhorn Family Camping; George’s Italian Sandwich Shop; and American Legion Post #57.

Thank you for donations from Bill Johnson; Dunegrass Country Club; Strike Zone; The Executive Motel; The Atlantis Motel; Sea Drift Motel; Subway; Dolce Crema Cafe; Cafe 64; Rocco’s Pizza; Poland Springs Water; The Beachwood; The Gull Motel; Tom’s Parking; Ne’re Beach Campground; Salty Sea Gifts; Pirates Patio; Kebec 3 Motel; Paradise Park Camping; and Seven Seas Parking.

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“It Takes a Village” and this village always comes together.

Louie Ladakakos, Race Director

Peter Flaherty, President

MAPS Scholarship Foundation