2nd Annual Snowball Shuffle Draws 225 Runners & Walkers

Snowball ShuffleAnd they're off! Participants start their race for CTC's 2nd Annual Snowball Shuffle on Saturday, March 4, 2023. (Submitted Image)

DOWNINGTOWN, PA — Communities that Care of Greater Downingtown (CTC) hosted it’s 2nd annual Snowball Shuffle event on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Eagleview Town Center and had over 225 participants come out to run/walk for a healthier Downingtown community. Each participant received a Snowball Shuffle long sleeve event shirt, swag from the event’s sponsors, access to a deluxe Hot Chocolate Bar, which was sponsored by Citadel Credit Union; and access to a fire pit & S’mores Station, which was sponsored by West Pharmaceutical Services. Participants were encouraged to dress up and show team spirit, even earning prizes for doing so. Team Thundersquall won the prize for Most Money Raised; Team Downingtown Fit Body Boot Camp earned the prize for Most Team Spirit; and Team Brumbaugh Wealth Management earned the prize for Best Costumes.

CTC Executive Director, Bethann Cinelli, said, “Thank you to our community partners, sponsors, volunteers, family, friends, and four-legged fur friends who joined us for the second annual CTC Snowball Shuffle. CTC was thrilled to see the community support and had an awesome time running and walking in support of a healthy Downingtown for families and youth.” This event raised over $26,000 for CTC to continue it’s work in the Downingtown community.

CTC is thanking all of the event sponsors who allowed this event to become a reality: Citadel Credit Union; West Pharmaceutical Services; AGC; Brumbaugh Wealth Management; Hankin Group; Sanare Today; The UPS Store (#754); Embark Behavioral Health; Krapf School Bus; Pediatric Psychology Center of Chester County; Trust Point Payroll; WSFS Bank; Child Guidance Resource Centers; Epicurean Garage; First Resource Bank; James J. Terry Funeral Home; Lionville Natural Pharmacy; Nothing Bundt Cakes Exton; State Farm Agent Ed Hart; United Way of Chester County; and The Wright Agency. Another large thank you to Hankin Group, who hosted the event at Eagleview Town Center and also donated a raffle basket.

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“Citadel is proud to support Communities That Care of Downingtown, and all they do for youth development in our community, through the annual Snowball Shuffle,” said Gwen Smoker, Director, Citadel Credit Union. “Our mission at Citadel is to care for our communities so they can prosper, and we believe focusing on education and wellness for our young people is one of the most critical ways to do that. Communities That Care aligns with our mission and is making a difference right in our back yard.” Citadel Credit Union was the premiere sponsor of this year’s Snowball Shuffle event.

CTC is also thanking all of the local community businesses that generously donated items for the event’s raffle: Urban Air (Downingtown location); Hair Today Salon; Brickside Grill; Limoncello (Chester Springs location); Ron’s Original Bar & Grille; Bakers of Buffington; Nothing Bundt Cakes (Exton location); Downingtown Running Store; Optimal Massage & Movement; Trader Joe’s (Wayne location); Oriental Trading; Power Play Ice Rinks; Palace Bowling; People’s Light & Theatre; Estrella Tacos y Mas; Reading Phillies; Dorney Park; and the Philadelphia Rock Gym. Another thank you to Ashley from Ignite Fitness who donated her time and talents to facilitate a pre-race warm-up.

To view photos from this year’s Snowball Shuffle, visit https://www.derekcall.com.

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