Chambersburg Chamber Donates $1400 to Chambersburg School District for Scholarships

Chambersburg Chamber Donates $1400 to Chambersburg School District for Scholarships

The Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) Foundation recently received $1,400 raised from the 18th Annual Tim and Susan Cook Memorial One-Mile Race hosted by the Greater
Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce on July 9.

Nearly 100 runners participated in the race, which paid tribute to the memories of Tim and Susan Cook, who died tragically in a car accident in 2002. Tim and Susan Cook were dedicated to education; Tim taught at Chambersburg Area Senior High School and Susan worked at Shippensburg University. The race is well-attended by runners in the area with Coach Chris Monheim assisting with promotions and coordinating the race logistics. Funds raised for the Cook Race are donated to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to Chambersburg Area Senior High School students who model the characteristics exemplified by the Cooks.

“It is an honor for us to uphold the legacy of Tim and Susan Cook by hosting this community race; we were happy to see runners of all ages participate during the week of ChambersFest,” said Angela Schaeffer, director of operations of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. The CASD Foundation receives donations for the Tim and Susan Cook Scholarship Fund throughout the year from individuals, alumni, CASHS faculty committees, booster clubs and various community organizations. If you would like more information about donating to this scholarship, please contact Angela Lynch at angela.lynch@casdonline.org.
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he Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce works with the Chambersburg Road Runners Club topresent the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial One-Mile Race every year as part of ChambersFest. The Chamber would like to thank the participants and sponsors for their continued support and ensuring this fundraiser was a great success. For more information, visit Chambersburg.org/ChambersFest.

Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race Raises Money For Chambersburg School District Scholarships

Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race Raises Money For Chambersburg School District Scholarships

Friends and family cheered along McKinley Street as more than 100 runners sprinted through Chambersburg to cross the finish line of the 16th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial OneMile Race course. Trentin Overcash won first in the men’s/boys’ race. Overcash, 18, had a time of 4:39. Camryn Kiser, 14, won the first-place title for the women’s/girls’ race with a time of 5:32. Finishing second for the men’s/boys’ race was Dan Green, 22, and the third-place winner was Andrew Booths, 16.

Finishing second for the women’s/girls’ race was Olivia Rieck, 15 and Madiline Kinton, 16, placed third. All the top placing winners received Cook Race medals, as well as gift cards donated by Appalachian Running Company. The top three finishers in several age categories also received Cook Race medals.

The race is held annually to honor the memories of Tim and Susan Cook, who died well before their time in a tragic car accident in 2002. Proceeds from the Cook Race are donated to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund; more than $12,000 has been raised in the past decade.

Tim and Susan Cook were dedicated to education; Tim taught at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, and Susan worked at Shippensburg University. The scholarships funded by this race are awarded by the Chambersburg Area School District Foundation (CASDF) each May and keep the Cooks’ spirit alive by contributing to the continued education of local high school graduates. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce partners with Chambersburg Road Runners Club to present the memorial race each year.

Special thanks to Fast Ink Screen Printing & Embroidery for sponsoring the Cook Race T-shirts and SunnyHill Properties for sponsoring the race. The Cook Race is part of ChambersFest, the weeklong festival that continues throug