Ron Materi Memorial 5K to be held in Upton


August 22, 2019

Since 2013, the Ron Materi Memorial 5K has been an opportunity to support a local cause and honor the memory of a beloved member of the community while enjoying the fall outdoors. All proceeds go to the Ron Materi Road Trip Fund, which was established to help families travel to reach treatment for life-threatening illnesses.

The fund was established in honor of Ron Materi by his wife, Carla, and children. Materi worked at Black Thunder Mine until his retirement in 2011 and was known for his generosity and kindness.

Using his memorial money, the Materis created a fund that provides gas card...

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