"Kids really enjoy it." — Karen Wallace
"What their contributions will do is help me grow the club." — Michael Little
Participants raised approximately $50,000 for the Special Olympics Massachusetts.
"It brings people together for a night of dancing, prizes and fun, all while helping an organization in need." — Jennifer Bean
"I'd just like to thank Johnson Ford, Greylock Federal Credit Union and the Berkshire United Way." — Michael Mroz
"We were trying to think of something that wouldn't take a big bite out of our funds raised." — Deborah Sadowy-Dargie
"I want to earn their donations. It's their hard-earned money, and I need to be out there doing the best I can."
"He's a tough kid, a fighter." — PJ Pannesco
"We believe the community support is so solid that they'll be behind us with whatever we do." — Christine Singer
"... one of the things the group became excited about is meeting virtually some of the girls from Grace Villa." — Molly Polk
"We tell people it's a lot easier to just come down and see how it's done." — Diana Alexander
"The event is self-sustaining. We haven't added much to it and haven't had to." — Officer Darren Derby
In addition, BJís will donate $5 per application to the William Elementary School PTO.
"There is a need in the county. Last year, we served more than 600 kids." — Brendan Bullett
The race starts at the North Adams Veterans Memorial at the corner of Route 2 and Eagle Street and ends at the American Legion.
"It's very difficult to be able to explain to you about what Berkshire County Kids Place does ó or to show you." — Chrisa Collier
"I think that is amazing that they are trying to get rid of child labor." — Natalie Ellis
"It's a volunteer department. They need funding to be sustainable for everything they do. That's why I support it." — Terry Moore
"We pride ourselves on trying to make it bigger and better every year." — Lynn Wallace
"We could raise as much money with a golf tournament or a fancy dinner. But the thing we always come back to is that it's green." — Cecilia Hirsch