Clarkston State Bank Backroads Race Raises Funds for Clarkston SCAMP and Blessings in a Backpack Programs

Waterford, Michigan, UNITED STATES

CLARKSTON, Mich., Dec. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of its ongoing mission and commitment to supporting the regional Michigan community, Clarkston State Bank (CSB) today announced that its 5th Annual Backroads Half Marathon, 10km & 5km Race raised $5,000 for two local community organizations. The proceeds from the race will benefit the Clarkston SCAMP program, a five-week summer day camp for children and young adults with special needs, and Blessings in a Backpack, a “neighbor-helping-neighbor” program designed to help meet the nutritional needs of children and families.

With over 1,000 registrations for the November 12, 2017 race, the runners, walkers and other participants made their way along a course that featured a mixture of trails, hills, back roads and wood bridges through Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston, MI. Over the past five years sponsoring the race, CSB has been able to draw thousands of participants to compete and exercise while raising over $25,000 for local organizations.

Headquartered in Southeast Michigan, CSB has a history of helping the businesses, people and organizations located throughout Michigan. This race and donation continues CSB’s relationship with Clarkston SCAMP, where Dawn Horner, Clarkston State Bank's Executive Vice President of Retail Banking, has served on the North Oakland SCAMP Board of Directors for the past 15 years. CSB is also proud to support the local Blessings in a Backpack program.

“Clarkston SCAMP provides a wonderful summer camp program for children and young adults with disabilities in Southeast Michigan,” said Horner. “Since our inception, Clarkston State Bank has been devoted to helping our community prosper, and we are proud to partner with Clarkston SCAMP to support this valuable social and recreational experience. We also strongly support the mission of Blessings in a Backpack to make sure every school-aged child in Clarkston has the nourishment needed to learn and grow. We are fortunate to be able to support both of these programs to help them better serve our community.”

Blessings in a Backpack works to mobilize communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children in Southeast Michigan and across America who might otherwise go hungry. As a leader in the effort to end childhood hunger, Blessings in a Backpack strives to ensure children don't go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action.

SCAMP is a social and recreational five-week program developed and designed for children and young adults with special needs. This local program also provides a growing and learning opportunity for both the young adults hired to be aides for the SCAMPers, as well as the volunteers. It provides the parents of the SCAMPers the calming effect of knowing that their child is in a safe haven and having a good time that they might not be able to experience any other way.

Backroads race information, results and details can be found on the race website.

Clarkston State Bank opened in January 1999 and operates two branches in Clarkston and Waterford, Michigan.

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Media Contact: Clarkston Financial Corporation – J. Grant Smith, CEO, 248-922-6945.