For the sixth time in as many years, a long-time Johnston resident will serve as co-chairman of the annual 2017 Big Walk “Halloween Hike” 5K Fun Run that will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State.
In fact, Michael F. Sabitoni, President of the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council who also serves as Business Manager of the Rhode Island Laborers District Council, is proud to have his union’s stamp as sponsor of the unique and important event that will be held this Saturday, October 28, inside Roger Williams Park in Providence.
Gina Riccardi-Fattore, a public relations specialist and spokesperson for event, said registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the fun run and walk will step off at 10 a.m. at the famed Roger Williams Park Carousel.
“It is very inspiring to see so many individuals from the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council – as well as Rhode Island’s public employees who serve our state to come out and support this very worthwhile organization,” said Sabitoni. “Our dedicated tradesmen and women in the labor movement know the importance of Big Brothers Big Sisters; I am extremely grateful to our employees and signatory contractors who sponsor this event.”
Sabitoni, who noted Saturday’s event will be lots of fun for the whole family, announced Saturday’s Halloween themed event will feature free children’s activities such as face painting, a photo booth and prizes for those participants who raise money for BBBS.
Refreshments will be provided by Uncle Tony’s Pizza and Pasta Restaurants as well as Dunkin Donuts. Mike Montecalvo, WPRI-TV new co-anchor, is serving as the Big Walk Honorary Chairman.
BBBS of the Ocean State provides mentors to the youth of Rhode Island who will motivate and empower them to make positive decisions, improve academic results, and avoid risky behavior in a way that will positively impact the community. Currently, there are 50 children on the waiting list, most of whom are boys, waiting for someone to impact their lives in a positive way.
Those who’d like to know more about BBBS should contact Shannon Gamache Scurry, Director of Development and Community Relations, at BBBS (921-2434 ext. 101) or attend Saturday’s 5K Fun Run.