LiveAuctioneers Sr. VP Miles to run for charity in Chicago Marathon
NEW YORK – Auctioneers know Scott Miles from his role as Sr. Vice President Sales at Manhattan-based LiveAuctioneers.com, but the 33-year-old executive is soon to fill different shoes, as a runner in the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
A member of New York’s Road Runners, Miles began running in earnest last year in preparation for a successful run in the ING New York City Marathon. He has stuck with the training and now plans to step up the pace by running the 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 11. Monetary sponsorships from family, friends and colleagues at LiveAuctioneers.com will be donated in full to Miles’ charity of choice: the David Wright Foundation.
The foundation, which was established by New York Mets superstar third baseman David Wright, provides aid and assistance toward the health, emotional development, and education of children in need in the New York metro and tri-state areas, as well as Wright’s hometown of Norfolk, Virginia.
The 32nd edition of the Chicago Marathon will start and finish in Chicago’s Grant Park, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. In advance of the race, a two-day Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10.
Miles is one of 45,000 athletes registered to take part in the Chicago Marathon. “They closed the race’s open registration when it reached its maximum capacity, which means it’s going to be a massive event and a very exciting one to experience firsthand,” said Miles.
More than 100 charitable causes benefit from the $10 million raised on average by the Chicago Marathon’s runners, and the economic benefit to the City of Chicago is estimated at $140 million.
“Many worthy charities are going to benefit from the sponsorship money raised by the runners, and with so many nonprofits struggling in the current economy, it makes me especially proud to be doing my part, even in a small way,” Miles said.
Miles continues to seek sponsorship to help him reach his goal of $2,000. “No amount is too small, and every donation is greatly appreciated,” he said. To donate online with a credit card through the secure site firstgiving.com, log on to http://www.firstgiving.com/scottmiles.
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