Bankwell sponsors Habitat 5K Run for Home & WorkBoot Challenge

Bankwell is the official sponsor of the 19th annual Habitat 5K Run for Home & WorkBoot Challenge set for Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m., at Seaside Park in BridgeportThe Challenge has been one of Habitat Coastal Fairfield County’s (Habitat CFC) main events over the years and was begun by Habitat CFC Co-Founder John Olson 19 years ago.

The event will include a 5K run, a new workboot challenge, kids’ relay and post race activities overlooking the Long Island Sound. The fast and flat USATF certified course makes 5K run the perfect opportunity for serious runners to set qualifying personal records and the WorkBoot Challenge is intended to bring out enthusiasts of all kinds, from walkers to runners, all looking to help Habitat fulfill its mission of helping Fairfield county families in need obtain affordable, decent homes. The proceeds from the event will go to helping a Habitat future homeowner and their family realize their dream of owning their own home.

Bankwell’s Chief Lending Officer Heidi DeWyngaert notes, “At Bankwell, an important part of our mission is to give back to the communities we serve. As an organization that is also committed to help provide the development of safe, affordable housing for everyone in our community, we are pleased to sponsor and participate in this important Habitat initiative.” 

“On behalf of Habitat’s 5K run committee, we are thrilled to partner with Bankwell on this year’s race, which now includes a fun kids’ relay and workboot challenge! We sincerely appreciate Bankwell’s support of our efforts to make affordable housing available to all families in Fairfield County,” said Elizabeth Misiewicz, Habitat 5K Run for Home Committee Member. 

For more information on the Run visit habitatcfc.org/runforhome.

About Bankwell

Bankwell is a community bank that serves the banking and lending needs of residents and businesses throughout Fairfield County. Founded in 2002, Bankwell prides itself on giving back to the communities it serves. More about Bankwell can be found at mybankwell.com. 

About Habitat CFC

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County builds communities and improves lives by eliminating substandard housing and creating homeownership possibilities for families of low-income. Habitat CFC has a proud thirty year history and well-earned reputation for success throughout the region. We are a developer with a commitment to “green” construction, a family service agency, non-profit financial institution, community advocate and provider of over 8,000 volunteer opportunities each year. Habitat CFC transforms abandoned properties into homes for tax paying, law abiding, contributing community members. Since 1985 Habitat CFC broken ground on over 200 homes and has helped over 1,000 family members in Fairfield County. For more information, visit habitatcfc.org.

Check presentation at Bankwell in Fairfield. Habitat CFC co-founder and run committee member, John Olson; Elizabeth Misiewicz, run committee member; Bankwell Chief Lending Officer, Heidi DeWyngaert.

Check presentation at Bankwell in Fairfield. Habitat CFC co-founder and run committee member, John Olson; Elizabeth Misiewicz, run committee member; Bankwell Chief Lending Officer, Heidi DeWyngaert.

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