Trek the Trail Walkin' ‘n Talkin' Welcomes Honorary Chairman Lou Piccone

Annual Fundraiser Supports GCC Student Scholarships

Batavia, NY- Community members should save the date for the Trek the Trail Walkin’ ‘n Talkin’ for student scholarships at Genesee Community College scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013. Event planners, including Russ Romano, who is not only the event chairman but also a member of the Board of Directors of GCC Foundation, are delighted to announce that Lou Piccone, former wide receiver and kickoff returner for the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets from 1974 through 1982, has signed up and is participating as the Honorary Chairman.

Community citizens—both young and old, athletes of all persuasions, runners or walkers, people with friendly dogs or babies in strollers are all invited to take part in a great morning walk around GCC’s Batavia Campus. Friends and family experience many stops along the way featuring prizes and an array of fun encounters. After the nearly two mile walk, a picnic lunch is provided with special prizes.

“This is a fun time for people of all ages! People enjoy the morning stroll and the opportunity to see the campus and the new facilities. And this year, we are excited and delighted that Lou Piccone will be on campus as well,” Mr. Romano said. “It really is the perfect way to support students in our community.”

Piccone attended and played football at West Liberty State College and caught 100 passes for 1,380 yards and six touchdowns as a wide receiver during his National Football League career. He was a member of the Buffalo Bills from 1977 until 1982.

Registration for the third annual event is $15 per participant, which includes a T-shirt, picnic lunch, prizes and treats. Children under two are free. Prizes will be awarded for most creative team costumes, most pledges raised by an individual and as a team, and to the GCC Student club with the most pledges.

The Trek will begin with face painting and team photo op with theGCC cougar at 8:30 am, registration at 9 am in the Conable Technology Building, with the walk beginning at 9:40 a.m.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

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Editor’s Note:
Photo of Russ Romano after a Trek the Trail Walkin’ ‘n Talkin’ planning meeting: Romano Trek Chairman.jpg