Bank of America sponsors 20 Year Up Chicago runners in 8K race

Bank of America donated 20 runner slots at Sunday's Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago to young adults participating in the Year Up Chicago program.


Bank of America donated 20 runner slots at Sunday's Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago to young adults participating in the Year Up Chicago program.  

Bank of America donated 20 runner slots at Sunday's Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago to young adults participating in the Year Up Chicago program.

Year Up Chicago is a yearlong training program that provides low-income young adults with the skills and experience they need to succeed in the workforce.

The donation idea began when Bank of America noted that 20 or more students regularly join Year Up Chicago Executive Director Jack Crowe weekly in a running program he started.

"We are very excited to give Year Up students the opportunity to participate in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K,” Paul Lambert, Chicago market president for Bank of America, said. “We continually look for ways to grow and develop our relationships with our partners each and every day and are delighted to support Year Up and their students in this exhilarating, fun-filled Chicago event.”

Last March, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Leaders Forum partnered with Year Up Chicago to hold a clothing drive that collected enough clothing to outfit Year Up students with professional, interview-ready attire.

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