In friendly partnership with the Delaware Nature Society, DNREC and the folks at Abbotts Mill Nature Center, Milford High School Cross Country has begun their ninth season competing at the scenic and challenging five-kilometer home course site, which is open to the public at the Milford Millponds Nature Preserve near Abbotts Mill and Blairs Pond.
Back in 1998, friends and family members of the MHSCC team formed a boosters club and set out to establish the lone benefit race, the Reindeer Stampede 5K run or one-mile walk. This Thanksgiving weekend will now mark the 19th annual running of the Stampede, and boosters hope to match their record number of more than 300 runners. Each year, through the success of the Reindeer Stampede 5K and help of the boosters, they have raised enough funds to purchase T-shirts, running sweats, state championship jackets and even a wonderful display clock for the MHS running teams, including the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
Over the years, the school board-approved boosters club has formed a solid foundation, and the team asks folks to support the Milford Cross Country, to help keep it going strong. To show appreciation, the boosters will give sponsors and participants long-sleeve Reindeer Stampede 5K race T-shirts emblazoned with each sponsor’s/company’s name. Last year, more than 300 people got the shirts and now routinely wear them in the community.
To support the MHSCC teams, individuals can make a donation (a check can be made payable to “MHSCC Boosters”) and simply return it with the completed bottom segment on this letter. Donations can be returned by MHSCC parents/boosters or mailed to Coaches Lance Skinner or Bobby Spath at the high school. For more information, individuals can contact Coach Skinner at 302-841-2187 or by e-mail at LNBSKINNER@comcast.net.
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