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James R. Minicozzi Memorial Race


On September 3rd at 10 a.m., the 5th Annual Cpt. James R. Minicozzi Memorial Race will kick off the 41st annual La Festa Italiana event in downtown Scranton. Beginning at the corners of Linden Street and Washington Avenue and ending at Scranton City Hall, the 5k run/walk will donate all proceeds to The Boys and Girls Club of NEPA Christmas Party, award medals and trophies will go to top runners and walkers in each age group and award donated prizes to other participants at a ceremony after the race.

In addition to his years of military service with the United States Army, Capt. James R. Minicozzi was a resident of Scranton with involvement in a variety of community organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Gino Merli Veterans Center, Boys and Girls Club of NEPA and the La Festa Italiana Board of Directors among others. In honor of his dedication to community service, proceeds are donated to the Boys and Girls Club of NEPA. Last year, donations raised by this event provided a party for 250 children, complete with a meal catered and donated by Alfredo’s, a DJ, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, along with gifts and a warm jacket for each child.

Toyota of Scranton is proud to support the Cpt. James R. Minicozzi Memorial Race.

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