Akron team wins United Way Trike Race

By on June 4, 2014

Three wheels, one winner, and this year that winner was Brownstown-based Benchmark Construction. On May 20, the Benchmark trike team bested 14 other local companies to win United Way of Lancaster County’s 16th annual Trike Race.

Riding the Benchmark trike to victory was the team of Justin Cramer, Phil Ireland, Shawn O’Connell, Eric Robertson and Chris Snavely. The race was held at Lancaster Square in Downtown Lancaster.

The Benchmark Construction team, Akron, were the winners of the United Way of Lancaster County's 16th annual Trike Race. (Photo provided by UWLC)

The Benchmark Construction team, Akron, were the winners of the United Way of Lancaster County’s 16th annual Trike Race. (Photo provided by UWLC)

Second place winner was the team from Alcoa – Lancaster. Close behind were the teams of Lancaster Regional Medical Center/Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center and NxtBook Media. Other highly spirited teams competed from The Benecon Group, County of Lancaster, Fulton Financial Corporation, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products – Lititz, Lancaster Barnstormers, The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lancaster County School Superintendents, Rhoads Energy, Susquehanna Bank, United Way of Lancaster County and Y&S Candies.

Special category awards went to NxtBook Media for the Best Team Spirit and Fulton Financial Corporation for Most Valuable Contributor. “The Two Hour Delayers,” a team comprised of five Lancaster County school superintendents, captured the Most Tricked-Out Trike award.

Since its beginning in 1999, the Trike Race has grown from a friendly way to build awareness of United Way to a challenging race of seemingly serious adults riding children’s tricycles. This year’s Trike Race raised more than $3,700 for United Way of Lancaster County, with proceeds benefiting The High Five Campaign for Every Child. The High Five Campaign-an early childhood education and early literacy initiative-will place books in the homes of young children across Lancaster County. Children in the program will be mailed brand new, high quality, age-appropriate books each month until they turn five.

For more information, visit LiveUnitedLancaster.org.

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