NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employees from Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, will join the local community to lace up for the second annual Sallie Mae 5K run on Sunday, June 3. The Sallie Mae 5K — an employee-driven fundraiser to support the company’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program — is open to the public and will be held at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington. Participants can register at www.SallieMae5K.com.
This year’s 5k will honor the late Charlie Rocha, former Sallie Mae chief marketing officer and champion of the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program. Rocha’s family, along with Sallie Mae Chairman and CEO Raymond Quinlan, will be on hand for a special scholarship announcement prior to the race.
Sallie Mae’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship program asks high school counselors from across the country to nominate students who have overcome obstacles and exemplify excellence both inside and outside the classroom. In the past two years, Sallie Mae has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the program. Counselors and community organization leaders can nominate students beginning Aug. 23. For more details, visit SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream.
|Sallie Mae Chairman and CEO Raymond Quinlan, employees, friends, family, community members, and the public at large.|
|The Sallie Mae 5K to fund scholarships through the company’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program. The 2018 Sallie Mae 5K will also celebrate the life and legacy of Sallie Mae’s Charlie Rocha who passed away earlier this year. Rocha’s family will be in attendance for a special scholarship announcement prior to the race.|
|The top three finishers for each age group will receive awards. Participants and their families can enjoy fun activities like Zumba, a bounce house, food, music, and face painting.|
|Sunday, June 3, 2018|
|Program kick-off and presentation 8:30 a.m.|
|(Media recommended to arrive at 8:15 a.m.)|
|Race begins at 9 a.m.|
|Bellevue State Park|
|800 Carr Rd.|
|Wilmington, Delaware 19809|
Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.