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Wineglass Race Series helps make the Steuben County Command Vehicle a reality

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Emergency responders benefit from $50,000 donation

Steuben Public Safety officials Ken Forenz and Tim Marshall receive check from  Sheila Sutton, Race Director, Wineglass Race Series

From Steuben County NY,

BATH – Coordination of local emergency services response in Steuben County will be upgraded thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Wineglass Race Series, county Public Safety Director Tim Marshall announced.

The donation will help the county Office of Emergency Services replace an aging response vehicle used for the operations of mobile command, coordination, and communications throughout Steuben County, Marshall said.

“The Steuben County Office of Emergency Services has worked with the Wineglass Marathon for many years to provide an effective and safe operation on race day.  We are grateful for Wineglass to see the need to upgrade this critical resource and support local first responders with this donation,” Marshall said.

The donation was recently accepted by the county Legislature which also approved a transfer of $60,000 from the Emergency Response budget to Major Equipment to complete the purchase of the command vehicle.


Steuben’s Command Vehicle is an essential element in coordinating multi-departmental response to emergencies and large-scale incidents throughout the county.  It also provides important support services during the annual and hugely popular Wineglass Marathon and other community events.

A top destination race and the second largest marathon in New York State, the Wineglass Race Series also makes a dedicated effort to give back to the communities in which the race runs.   The $50,000 award is one of many donations announced by Wineglass officials last week.

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