Community Involvement

 

 

Donations & Give Back

Where the money goes……….

 

Wharf to Wharf Race Inc. is a nonprofit corporation chartered to promote the health and fitness of the youth of Santa Cruz. Here are some of last year’s beneficiaries:


Beneficiaries Dollars
Aptos High School track / football / cheer /Softball $16,500
Harbor High School track / football / wrestling / cheer / baseball / soccer $10,000
Monte Vista Christian track & field $10,000
Pajaro Valley High School track & field $5,500
Santa Cruz High School track & field $15,000
Scotts Valley High School track & field / girls basketball / football / lacrosse $44,600
SLV High School track / girl’s softball $14,500
Soquel High School track /football / cheer $16,500
Watsonville High School track & field / football $15,500
St. Francis CCC High School track & field $5,500
Pacific Collegiate School $5,500
Tierra Pacifica Charter $500
E.A. Hall Middle School $1,300
Scotts Valley Middle School $2,100
Aptos Junior High School $700
Cesar Chavez Middle School $20,000
San Lorenzo Valley Middle School $3,280
New Brighton Middle School $9,000
Westlake Elementary School $1,500
Mar Vista Elementary $2,000
Boulder Creek Elementary $460
Happy Valley School $5,000
Linscott Charter School $700
DeLaveaga Elementary School $1,000
H.A. Hyde Elementary School $3,000
Soquel Elementary $2,500
Live Oak School District $1,400
Ceiba Public Schools $1,500
International Games $1,400
Coast County Athletic League – North $1,300
Coast County Athletic League – South $1,300
Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League $2,000
Santa Cruz Track Club $20,000
Student/Athlete Scholarships $24,000
TOTAL 2016 DONATIONS: $265,040

Scholarships

In service of its mission to promote the health and fitness of the youth of Santa Cruz County through the promotion of running,  Wharf to Wharf Race  Inc. annually awards  scholarships to four graduating high school seniors who have distinguished themselves in running and the classroom.

Howard Marcus Memorial Scholarships

Two scholarships are awarded each year since 1989, one to a boy and one to a girl in memory of Howard Marcus, a  longtime member of the Wharf to Wharf Race organizing committee, family man, basketball coach, fine attorney, author and patron of youth track & field. In 1983 Howard founded the Star Track Club, precursor to today’s Santa Cruz Track Club. He was among those who dared early to dream of an all-weather track in Santa Cruz County and found a way  to build the first at Soquel High School in 1986.

Howard Marcus Scholarships in amount $3,000 per year, renewable for four years, are payable to the four-year college or university of the awardee’s election, on behalf of the awardee in good standing. Applicants for this scholarship must be Santa Cruz County residents, post a minimum 3.0 high school GPA, have track & field or cross country high school running experience  and plans to continue participation  one of these sports at a four-year college or university.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to download and print out the Howard Marcus Memorial Scholarship form here.  Please fill out the entire form, sign and date, then mail the form to:

WHARF TO WHARF

P.O. Box 307

Capitola CA 95010

Applications must be received no later than April 30.

Otis Chandler Memorial Scholarships

Since 2006, Wharf to Wharf Race Inc. has awarded two-year college scholarships each year to two graduating Santa Cruz County high school boys and girls. These scholarships commemorate Otis Chandler, a world class track & field athlete, and early advocate of strength training and USA Olympic Team qualifier who rose to journalistic acclaim as publisher of the Los Angeles Times. A lifelong health and fitness aficionado, he often cited the lessons learned as a student-athlete for his personal and professional success.  Accordingly, the scholarships awarded in his name are intended to encourage their recipients to continue pursuit of track & field or cross country participation during the first two years of their collegiate life.

Otis Chandler Scholarships in amount $3,000 per year, renewable for two years, are payable to the college or university of the awardee’s election, on behalf of the awardee in good standing. Applicants must reside in Santa Cruz County, have participated in track & field or cross country, and have been accepted into a two or four-year institution of higher learning and have a commitment to lifetime fitness.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to download and print out the Howard Marcus Memorial Scholarship form here.  Please fill out the entire form, sign and date, and then mail the form to:

WHARF TO WHARF

P.O. Box 307

Capitola CA 95010

Applications must be received no later than April 30.

Wharf to Wharf Scholarship Alumni

 

 

Grants & Special Projects

Wharf to Wharf Race Inc. annually grants funding in support of special projects within the scope of its nonprofit corporate mission “to promote the health and fitness of the youth of Santa Cruz County through running”. Sponsoring parties/agencies of such projects are encouraged to apply for funding, as available by downloading, printing, completing and submitting this form to:

WHARF TO WHARF

P.O. BOX 307

CAPITOLA CA 95010

Applications must be received on or before 31 December for annual consideration, award and funding in January.

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