Peninsula Oil donates $5,000 to Autism Delaware through running festival

Date Published: 
July 21, 2017

The 3rd Annual Coastal Delaware Running Festival in April hosted more than 3,500 runners, thousands of fans, and dozens of volunteers. The Coastal Delaware Running Festival, a Focus Muiltisports event, has been designated a State of Delaware Championship event by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and a Boston Marathon-qualifying race. The weekend celebration of race-related activities was a fundraiser for several charities.

The most recent donation, of $5,000, was made by John Wiley II, president of Peninsula Oil, to Autism Delaware.

“We have been serving Delmarva for more than 80 years, and it is our privilege and pleasure to give back to the community who has supported us in our business. Our five-year partnership with Focus Multisports has resulted in $20,000 for Autism Delaware to continue their great work, with hopefully more to come in the future!” said Wiley.

“At Focus Multisports, we believe in the power of philanthropy. We believe in the partnership between for-profit businesses and the non-profit sector. Our alliances strengthen local organizations and provide businesses with a platform to give back. I would say such collaborations are ‘win/win,’” said Race Directors Ernie Felici and Rick Hundley.

The date of the 4th Annual Coastal Delaware Running Festival is April 20-22, 2018. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now available.

In addition to Autism Delaware, the Coastal Delaware Running Festival was a fundraiser for local charities including Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation, Autism Speaks, Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, Rehoboth YMCA Swim Team, Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park, Fort Miles Historical Association, Friends of Holts Landing State Park, MERR Foundation, Sussex Central Track & Field, Seashore Striders Youth Running Club, Delaware State Police Troop 7 Exploring Post, Preston’s March For Energy and Sussex Academy Cross Country Team.