First Annual “Turf Valley Trot” Raised Nearly $4,000 for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

Abundance of Supplies for Nonprofit also Collected on Race Day

Owings Mills, Md. (January 10, 2014)  Turf Valley Towne Square announced that the Turf Valley Run 122first annual “Turf Valley Trot” – a 5K Run and Family Walk that celebrated the grand opening of Turf Valley Towne Square on November 28 – resulted in a $3,971 donation to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.  The event also collected enough food, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products to fill three 29-gallon donation bins to the brim on race day.

Grassroots is a private, nonprofit agency that operates Howard County’s only homeless shelter and certified crisis intervention center. The funds raised for the nonprofit were generated from the registration fee for the event, as well as on-site donations from individuals and businesses, including a substantial one from the shopping center itself.

“We were thrilled to host such a fun event that benefited an important nonprofit in the community,” said Tom Fitzpatrick, President of Greenberg Gibbons. “Grassroots has a critical job to do — taking care of the homeless and families in crisis throughout Howard County — and we are honored to support it.”

The event came on the heels of the openings of several new businesses at Turf Valley Towne Square, developed by Greenberg Gibbons, including Facci, Grill 620, Smyth and Pet Valu. Anchored by Harris Teeter, the Towne Square is part of a master-planned community featuring more than 1,800 homes, and a 175-room resort hotel and spa that features 26 holes of championship golf, and Class A office and medical space. The center is located in the heart of Howard County, where Rt. 40 meets Marriottsville Road. For more information, visit