CRITZ TYBEE RUN FEST: SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 2009
Nearly half a million dollars to organizations that foster education and healthy living
The Critz Tybee Run Fest and Dale Critz Jr., founder and main sponsor of the successful two-day race event, announced the non-profit recipients of the 2016 Critz Tybee Run Fest proceeds. Each year, Critz Tybee Run Fest donates all accumulated net profits to several area non-profits. These community grants are made possible from race entries and sponsorships from a large variety of race partners. Since inception, Critz Tybee Run Fest has granted nearly half a million dollars to organizations that foster education and healthy living in the Coastal Empire.
Local businesses on Tybee Island, Savannah’s Beach community, are getting an economic boost during the low tourist season in February, with participants that are frequenting restaurants, shops, and hotels, and not to mention paying for parking. Thousands of people are populating Tybee Island on a weekend that would normally not see many visitors.
“It’s a win win for everyone,” stated Dale Critz Jr., founder of the Critz Tybee Run Fest, “participants enjoy doing something healthy, area businesses benefit during their off season, and local non-profits receive funding.”
By being part of numerous nonprofit organizations in the Greater Savannah Area, Dale Critz Jr. and the whole Critz family have a longstanding tradition to contribute large amounts to better their community through donations, scholarships and grants.