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Fourth Annual Run is a Winner for The Club!

September 16, 2013

The weather could not have been better for another successful Connors Hot Dog Stand 5k Wiener Run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore on Saturday-September 14.

As the photos prove, hundreds of runners, walkers and “costumed condiments” lined up in front of the Evans Town Park under perfectly blue skies and temperatures in the mid-60s — ideal for running a race that follows the beautiful Lake Erie shoreline in the Town of Evans. While the official results will be posted at BuffaloRunners.com, we’re happy to report that Sean Squire ran the best time to win the race.

Race T-Shirt-BACK2013As it has been for four years running, the real success of the race is in the much-needed financial support it raised for The Club, now serving over 300 young people in the Evans-Brant area since it opened in October 2011. That success is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our club board of directors, our awesome volunteers and the whole Connors-Erickson family that comes together to support the effort. The Club is blessed with a growing list of generous sponsors who so graciously give back to our community, especially our “Big Dog” sponsors: Mickey Rats/Captain Kidd’s, Tops Markets and Wardynski Meats.

Participants and supporters once again enjoyed music and entertainment throughout the day from DJ BobbyG from RhythmNtunes.com and the Disco Duck Band. Read more…

Race 4 The Club!

September 6, 2013

RACE T-SHIRT 2013We’re hoping for a record 1,000 runners and walkers to join us for the 4th Annual Connors Hot Dog Stand 5k Wiener Run & Walk on Saturday-September 14th in Angola. Once again, this year’s event will feature a rocking post-race party with The Club’s very own DJ BobbyG and music by The Disco Duck Band that will play well into the afternoon.

Our ever-popular KidZone activity area will feature a bounce house courtesy of Bouncy Jumper and face painting and other fun games supervised by Lake Shore Central High School Student Volunteers. Read more…

2013 Reg Form Now Available!

July 22, 2013

Poster-2013-11x17pRegistration for the Fourth Annual Connors 5k Wiener Run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore is now open. Slated for Saturday-September 14th, this year’s race promises to be better than ever with a goal to top 1,000 participants. Help us reach that goal in supporting The Club by signing up today!

Third Time is a Charm!

September 17, 2012

More than 700 runners and walkers turned out for the Third Annual Connors Hot Dog Stand 5k Wiener Run & Walk on a beautiful September morning in Angola. Held last Saturday-September 15, 2012, the event featured a post-race party with The Club’s very own DJ BobbyG and The Disco Duck Band that played well into the afternoon.

Our generous friends at West-Herr Ford were on hand with their Drive One 4UR School program wherein The Club received $20 for each family that test-drove one of five new Ford models. The Green Zone Redemption Center was on location collecting bottles and cans and donating the full deposits to the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore. Thanks to these folks and our dozens of other event sponsors and supporters, we raised thousands to benefit the youth of our community. Read more…

2012 Race Registration Form Now Available

July 6, 2012

Sorry for the delay but we’re happy to report that the racer registration form for the Third Annual Connors 5k Wiener Run is now available by clicking here.

See You in September!

June 18, 2012

As summer is just heating up, it’s hard to believe that in just three months we’ll be running the Third Annual Connors’ 5k Run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore on Saturday-September 15, 2012. Now, we’re by no means trying to rush summer along — we’re just getting excited about the big event!This year’s race plans to be bigger and even better than last year when more than 500 people crossed the finish line to raise thousands for The Club! We’re extremely excited that The Disco Duck Band has signed on as this year’s post-race entertainment that will be lead by our good friend DJ BobbyG from Rhythm-n-Tunes Sound Systems.

While many of our race plans are still in the works, if you’re interested in marketing your company or organization name on our racer t-shirts or many of the other signage and event promotional opportunities, please contact Jeff Connors at jconnors@wynric.lakeshore.org or 703.408.1336, or Tiger Schmittendorf at tiger@tigerschmittendorf.com to take advantage of these great ways to make a name for yourself while helping The Club. We can set you up with a marketing plan that meets both your goals and your budget.

And, if you’d like to help us promote the event, you can buy an Official 2012 Race Supporter T-shirt now by contacting Jeff Connors. The shirts are green with the shown design printed in white ink.

500+ Run Second Annual 5k!

September 22, 2011
Click this image to see all of the photos taken at the race

Some 587 runners and walkers turned out to support the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore for the Second Annual Connors Hot Dog Stand 5k Wiener Run/Walk.

Race organizers and participants were treated to another beautiful Saturday in September for the second year in a row that brought lots of sunshine and smiles to the Old Lake Shore Road location in the Town of Evans.

We’ll update results (Check www.buffalorunners.com) and sponsor info soon but for now we just wanted to say thanks to the hundreds of runners, walkers, awesome volunteers and supporters who helped us raise thousands of dollars for The Club!

Check out all of the race photos on Flickr.com and see if we caught you in the action.

Help Ford Motor Co. Drive Cash to BGCLS

September 9, 2011

The Drive One 4 UR Community program was developed as a fun, engaging way to help non-profit community groups raise money to support their programs and activities. Ford and Lincoln Mercury Dealerships partner with local high schools to conduct test-drive fund raising events. For every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the participating community group, up to $6,000!

Participants in the Connors 5k Wiener Run on Saturday-September 17th will have the opportunity to test drive as many as 10 new Fords and the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore gets $20 for every test drive you take — of every model they have available on race day. What a great way to help out the BGCLS just by giving a few minutes of your time to get behind the wheel and drive a new car. How cool is that?

We’ll have a special stand set up on the morning of the race to provide you with all the details. Just bring your valid driver’s license (must be 18 to participate) with you and get ready to take in that “new car smell.” Help us maximize that $6,000 goal just by test-driving a new Ford!

Registration is Open!

June 20, 2011

By no means are we trying to rush summer along but we just couldn’t contain our excitement in announcing that the registration form is now available for the 2011 Connors 5k Wiener Run/Walk scheduled for September 17, 2011.

The race plans to be bigger and better than last year with lots of fun and surprises in store. Don’t hesitate to contact tiger@tigerschmittendorf.com or jconnors@wnyric.lakeshore.org if you’re interested in taking advantage of our great race marketing and sponsorship opportunities – or if you have any questions.

See you in the fall. Run like a Wiener!

Start Running Now!

April 24, 2011

Save the date: September 17, 2011 — for the Second Annual Connors Hot Dog Stand 5k Wiener Run/Walk and start running now!

Get ready for the big event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore, which promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s successful race.

Visit www.buffalorunners.com for a complete list of official races in the Western New York area and be sure to subscribe to www.bgclakeshore.org for updates on upcoming Boys & Girls Club events and activities.

Run. Walk. Contribute. Have Fun!