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Boilermaker awards Coach D award to long-time volunteer
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Mark Denbrow, a long-time volunteer of the Boilermaker Road Race, was given the Coach Destfano Award honoring the race’s Volunteer of the Year at the Boilermaker’s final Full Committee Meeting held at ECR International on Thursday.
Coach DeStefano served as volunteer in the early years of the Boilermaker. Coach D. as he was known was legendary for his ‘you can do this’ attitude and willingness to be at the finish line until the last runner crossed the finish line.
In an ironic twist Mark is currently serving as Finish Line Director; the same role that Peter DeStefano served during his tenure as a Boilermaker Volunteer.
“Mark is one of those people who truly goes the extra mile to help make this race the world class event it has become” said Jim Stasaitis, Race Director of the Boilermaker. “The professional operation of the finish line, which is critical, is directly attributable to Mark.”