We’d like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship of the 2016 Laurel Run! Without your kind contributions none of this would be possible. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! For those already thinking about next year’s event it’s already being planned and will take place July 14-15 in 2017. See you then!

Laurel Run logo contest under way

Posted by Chris Anderson - February 3, 2017 - Logo Contest - No Comments

Area high school students can put their artistic talents to use by participating in the 2017 Laurel Run logo contest. The person who designs the winning entry will receive a $100 gift card to a store of his or her choosing.

Laurel Run was started in 1997 by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek. The annual event is named in honor of their oldest daughter, Laurel, who has Down syndrome. Laurel Run seeks to raise awareness and appreciation about the achievements of persons with disabilities, and the Hotellings have dedicated Laurel Run to Laurel and to all of her friends with disabilities who attend The Resource Center’s Work Center programs in Dunkirk. Money raised through Laurel Run goes to Filling the Gap, Inc., which works with The Resource Center to support people with disabilities and their families.

The Laurel Run logo contest is open to high school students in Chautauqua County. Design entries should not be too intricate, as the winning design must reproduce well on a T-shirt. Artists can use as many colors as they want in their design but should keep in mind that the design used on the shirts probably will feature only one or two colors. Artists also are encouraged to submit original designs, rather than using artwork they find on the Internet or through other sources.

The person creating the winning design will receive a $100 gift card and a T-shirt featuring the winning design.

Designs must be received by Monday, April 24. Designs should be submitted to: Laurel Run Logo Contest, c/o Filling the Gap, 92 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701. Designs also may be submitted electronically to kayla.bohall@resourcecenter.org. All entries become the property of Filling the Gap.

The 21st annual Laurel Run will take place July 14 and 15. A Jamestown-to-Dunkirk relay run will take place Friday, July 14. The following morning, the action shifts to Silver Creek and features an 8-kilometer running race, a 5k walk, a 1k fun walk, children’s runs, “Laurel’s Lap” (for anyone with a disability), and a post-race party.

For more information about the logo contest, phone 661-4735.

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