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4   |   SRNS TODAY   |   DECEMBER 2019

                Dashing for Bikes, Walking for Trikes

                 Annual relay races raise funds for Toys for Tots

            SRS employees recently raised eyebrows and funds during the   benefit that training, teamwork and competition provide. Every year,
            Dash for Bikes, Walk for Trikes Race, which led to the purchase of   the competition and costumes get more elaborate, which is proving
            bicycles and tricycles for this year’s SRS Toys for Tots campaign.  to be an indication of site-wide support and compassion.”
            Since the first race in 2010, approximately $55,000 has been   For the past nine years, team members lined up at the SRS training
            contributed towards the purchase of more than 1,000 new bicycles   track, wearing their own unique costumes ranging from funny to
            and tricycles.                                        bizarre, simple to intricate. Smurfs, reindeer, Minions, emojis and
            Nearly 100 employees participated in this year’s relay race,   elves have raced in the past.
            working together to set a record, raising more than $6,500 for   New costumes for this year included: Pac-Man, Buddy the Elf, Tacky
            the SRS 2019 Toys for Tots campaign. Teams also purchased and   Turkeys, Scooby Doo, Cat 5 Devils and SRS-specific themes.
            donated bicycles for this event.                      The SRNS Tritium Trotters set a new track record with a time that
            “SRS employees love the dual benefit of the race,” said Teresa   earned them first place over former five-year champions, Centerra’s
            Eddy, this year’s event coordinator and SRNS employee. “While   Caribbean Cruisers.
            they make the meaningful gesture of donating bicycles for   This year, participation was at an all-time high with 18 teams
            deserving children for Christmas, they are also gaining the wellness   competing from across multiple on-site companies.

            SRNS helps Habitat to ‘Neighbor Up’ with $10,000 donation

            SRNS has helped kick-start a new Aiken County Habitat for Humanity
            program with a $10,000 contribution. Habitat launched “Neighbor Up”
            at a September Aiken Rotary Club meeting; the program will focus
            on repairs and other improvements for existing homeowners. Aiken’s
            Wicklow Heights, an area on Aiken’s north-side, will be the first to
            receive assistance. “Since we heard about the program, we wanted
            to support fundraising for the initiative,” Stuart MacVean said. “SRNS
            and its employees have been involved with Habitat community for a
            long time, all the way up to sponsoring a house, and this brings SRNS
            contributions to Habitat to $94,700 since 2010.” MacVean presented
            the donation at a recent Rotary Club of Aiken meeting. Pictured (L-R)
            are Habitat Board of Directors member Craig Schenck, Aiken City
            Council member Lessie Price, SRNS Habitat Board member Aaron
            Washington, MacVean and Habitat Board Vice Chair Jim Marra.
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