Community Options Inc. Cupid Chase Huge Success
Community Options, Inc. is a nationally based nonprofit incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Princeton, NH. The Binghamton location Community Options has become a staple for those with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities here in Broome County. They strive to work with the community to meet the needs of those they serve and give them purposeful lives. Community Options, Inc. mission “is to develop housing and employment support for persons with disabilities.”
In Binghamton and Broome County, Community Options is also becoming known for their annual Cupid Chase 5K that they have host in February. The past 3 years, no rain, snow, sleet, or shine have stopped runners from running, walking, or wheeling their way around the 3.1-mile course to help raise awareness for those with disabilities. This year’s Cupid Chase was at a new location; the Vestal Coalhouse Rail Trail. Roughly 68 brave runners and walkers came out in the chilly winter weather to participate. Medals were announced and given out to all the winners of each age-bracket. Volunteers, spectators, and runners were able to purchase raffles tickets on a variety of wonderful donated baskets before and after the race as well. A whopping $2,350 was raised in the basket raffles which is used to strengthen the services Community Options, Inc. has to offer here in Binghamton and Broome County.
If you’re interested in learning more about Community Options Inc., you can visit their website with the link provided below. Keep a look out for the next annual Cupid Chase coming in February 2021!