The 31st Annual CASI St. Patrick's Day Races Presented by Russell Construction was a tremendous success!
We had more than 2,800 runners and several thousand spectators filling the streets and sidewalks of Downtown Davenport on March 16! The race committees and two hundred plus volunteers did an outstanding job in organizing and staffing the event.
With all the support and involvement from our community, CASI (Center for Active Seniors, Inc.) raised over $60,000 from this year's event! One-hundred percent of these proceeds will go to provide services and programs to seniors and their families, living in the Quad-Cities area.
The success of this race was due to the fantastic support of our sponsors, donors, participants, volunteers and the city of Davenport. Events of this magnitude would not be possible without generous contributions from all! For participants who have questions about receiving their plaques or T-shirts please call contact CASI at 563-386-7477.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.