EOMAC Program Recipient of $5,030 of Donations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC) programming received support from two local organizations on Tuesday to help with EOMAC’s ongoing efforts to preserve and promote the value and work of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) and Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center.

Proceeds from the inaugural 5K on the Runway, in the amount of $5,030, were presented to EOMAC Director Vito Abruzzino and Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber President and CEO James Dignan at the chamber’s offices in Youngstown.

The event, which took place in July at YARS and the neighboring Youngstown Warren Regional Airport, garnered more than 125 participants and was organized through Youngstown Air Reserve Base community council members Marcy Angelo and Cathy Moore.

In addition, the Mahoning Valley Mustangs, a charter regional group from the Mustang Club of America, donated $500 raised at its Can Am event in June, when five local Mustang clubs shared a long weekend cruising around in their Mustangs, followed by a banquet in which they raised the funds. The group toured YARS during the event, and all members were highly impressed.


Pictured: John and Betty Keller present funds raised at their Mahoning Valley Mustangs summer event to EOMAC Director Vito Abruzzino (left) and Regional Chamber President and CEO James Dignan (right).

John Keller, regional director of the Mahoning Valley Mustang Club, said, “We decided to give back to YARS and EOMAC to show our appreciation and support.”

The Regional Chamber launched EOMAC in 2015. The commission is a member of the Association of Defense Communities and part of the Ohio military commission network, with peers around the state, including Task Force Lima, Toledo Military Affairs Commission, Ohio National Guard Association and Dayton Development Coalition.

Pictured at top: Youngstown Air Reserve Base community council member Marcy Angelo presents proceeds from the 5K on the Runway event to EOMAC Director Vito Abruzzino and Regional Chamber President and CEO James Dignan.

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