Hub Pen & Walker Clay Team Up to Help Outward Bound
For the third year, employes from Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., teamed up with Hanson, Massachusetts-based distributor Walker-Clay to participate in the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center's 12th Annual 4k Trail Run. On September 20, 902 runners (up from 728 in 2011) competed in a 4K cross-country style through the beautiful 204 acres of Thompson Island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area.
The event raised over $100,000 to benefit Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center's youth programs. Serving the youth of Greater Boston since 1988, the center provides both environmental and educational programs that instill teamwork, self-confidence and compassion, and that encourage learning by doing.
Hub Pen Company customer service rep Kerrie Hynes was a first time runner this year. "We always enjoy spending time with the people from Walker-Clay and I knew Bill Clay is very involved with Outward Bound, but I had no idea just how many people would be there for the event. It was amazing," Hynes said.
Aside from the run itself, other high points of the event were the Boston Harbor Cruise to and from the island, a BBQ with live music and local brews from Harpoon Brewery. Meghan Dann of Hub Pen Company's art department added, "It was my first 4K too and it was a great experience ... great energy ... great people. We are definitely looking forward to doing it again next year!"
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