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2011 NYC Marathon – From a Volunteer’s Point of View
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You might have read there was a race on November 6 up in New York City. Gathered a lot of media attention. Some guy ran 26.2 miles in just over two hours. Along with about 47,000 of his closest friends. Pretty impressive.

What you may not know is some 300 UPS volunteers managed to move 46,795 bags of personal gear—sweats, shirts, hats, keys, cell phones—from the start of the race on Staten Island all the way to Central Park on race day. All in the span of a few hours.

The runners get the glory, and they deserve it, but here’s to the UPSers who gave up their weekends to pull off their own remarkable feat.

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Service Never Stops For Former Casey Award Winner Tony Flores

Tony FloresTony Flores of Raleigh, NC received the UPS Jim Casey Community Service Award in 2005 for his devotion to his children, his community and to the Autism Society of North Carolina. He hasn’t slowed down since.

This summer, Tony will coach the North Carolina track and field team at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games to be held in Lincoln, Nebraska. More than 3,000 athletes from nearly all 50 states will compete at this year’s games.

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