Race Beneficiary

Press Release

To: Austin-area non-profit groups
From: Shannon Cockrell, Director of Consumer Marketing
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Subject: 2015 Race Beneficiary Applications

The Statesman Capitol 10,000 invites Austin-area nonprofit groups to take their marks and apply to be the 2015 race beneficiary. Applications are available at statesman.com/community under the “Cap10K” tab. The deadline is Aug. 31, 2014, and the race beneficiary will be selected by Sept. 15.
The next race will be on April 12, 2015.

“The Statesman Cap10K looks forward to partnering with a new organization, and helping support its goals and valuable impact on the community,” said Cap10K Race Director Tracey Kennedy. “One dollar from every race registration will go to the beneficiary. We also encourage race participants to donate as well.”

For more information, contact Ms. Kennedy at tracey.kennedy@coxinc.com or (512) 445-3713 or Jeff Simecek, Sr. Manager, Consumer Marketing, at jeff.simecek@coxinc.com or (512) 445-3861. Race information is available at cap10K.com.

About Statesman Media:
Statesman Media is the leading source for news, entertainment, shopping and information, as well as advertising solutions in Central Texas. The Statesman Media family of brands includes the Austin American-Statesman; six community newspapers; Austin360, the entertainment publication; and ¡ahora sí!, the Spanish-language publication. Statesman Media also owns and operates the Statesman Capitol 10,000, the largest and oldest 10K race in Texas, and Rock the Lot, a 2-day concert event hosted on the company’s downtown Austin property during SXSW. The publications reach more than 638,000 readers each week, while digital platforms account for more than 4.8 million visitors who access more than 23.5 million pages each month. These digital editions are available for smartphone, laptop/PC and tablet. The diverse multimedia company also includes commercial printing, packaging and delivery services. Statesman Media is part of Cox Media Group. For more information, contact Shannon Cockrell, Director of Consumer Marketing, at (512) 445-3525. For advertisers: Statesman Solutions, found at StatesmanSolutions.com, represents the portfolio of advertising products and solutions. Visit www.statesman.com, www.mystatesman.com, www.austin360.com, www.ahorasi.com, or follow @statesman or @austin360.

About Cox Media Group:
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

2014 Beneficiary

The 2014 Capitol 10,000 race will benefit SafePlace, an agency ending sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change in Austin and Travis County. With your donations, you will help hundreds of kids move beyond the abuse they have been through.

  • $5 helps with food for our shelter
  • $10 helps us purchase supplies for the children’s program
  • $25 provides two hours of activities for children in the shelter

Just $5 helps with food for our shelter, $10 helps us purchase supplies for the children’s program, and $25 provides two hours of therapeutic activity for children in the shelter.