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Activities: Running only, Walking only, 5K
GID: 142400

In 1992, Ed Steffey, plant manager of Goodyear and
board member of the Danville Area Chamber of
Commerce, expressed his concerns on the lack of
funding for local classroom projects. He convinced
the Chamber’s board to start education grants.
Using that combination of a passionate leader and
Goodyear’s beautiful golf course, a tournament was
started with all proceeds being designated for the
education grants. Other businesses were invited to
participate and the education grant program was
In 2007, Goodyear employee Bennett Gobble started
a 5K race held on Goodyear Golf Course with all
proceeds donated to the Education Open funds.
Together, the Education 5K and The Ed Steffey
Memorial Education Golf Tournament has raised
more than $300,000 for education projects.

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