Mission Accomplished! More than a dozen operators assembled in the pre-dawn cold at Banner Island Ball Park for the 11th Annual Run/Walk Against Hunger.
This event benefits local families
unable to provide adequate food for themselves at times of personal or financial crisis. Your volunteering and
sharing your Thanksgiving with those in need helped raise over $120,000 for the Emergency Food Bank! In addition to all that cash, a truck load, and I mean a BIG TRUCK LOAD of donated food and other items was hauled off to the Food Bank at the end of the event.
The Plan put together by Paul KC6RRR was executed flawlessly. Everyone assembled at Net Control and were on the course well before the streets were shut down by Stockton PD. A pre-event briefing by Paul KC6RRR, and Net Control Ops John NZ6Q and Paul N6KZW answered last minute questions as well as distributing safety vests to all operators. Pre-race logistics were handled with course set-up. Thank you to David AA6HO and Dave N6LHL for checking on the bathrooms at Morelli Park. It was discovered there were operational issues with the Mens bathroom and no supplies (ie TP) in the bathrooms. Net Control made calls to the city and a Maintenance crew was dispatched and handled the problem before participants made it to that point. Besides being the 'halfway mark', Morelli Park has the only bathrooms on the course.
Additional Thanks to Guy W6MSU, David AA6HO and Chuck W6COB who helped the flag crews better coordinate the split of walkers and runners at the Marina water stops. After the event, the leader of that group stopped at Net Control and commented on the great help the hams were in getting the team better organized in keeping the walking event and the runners out of each other's way.
- To Glen for the use of the K6KJQ repeater and his assistance in making sure the repeater was tuned up and ready for race day.
- Paul N6KZW for his cache of extra portables
- John NZ6Q and Paul N6KZW for excellent Net Control Duties
- Paul KC6RRR who developed the plan and did a great job shadowing the Event Leadership to get questions answered quickly and accuratly
- And to a great CREW without whom we couldn't have accomplished a thing
See you next Thanksgiving Morning!