The Wednesday Night Laundry Runners have instituted a scholarship program to reward outstanding high school distance runners. The purpose of the program is to recognize local excellence in athletic and academic achievement, commitment to community and to help our Monterey County student-athletes achieve broader success. Nominated by their coaches, these awards help ease some of the financial burdens of college.
The WNLR Scholarship Program, founded by Mike Dove in 2001, started modestly with a few thousand dollars in the first few years. Today, the annual fund raises anywhere from $8,000 - $12,000 and has awarded a total of $132,000 to 126 students since its inception.
Donations to the scholarship fund are from individual WNLR members, private donations, and a generous donation from the Big Sur Marathon Foundation.
Make checks out to WNLR and write "scholarship fund" in the notes.
WNLR c/o Patie McCracken (Treasurer)
747 Alice St
Monterey, CA 93940
All student runners must be nominated by their high school coaches.
Diego Barajas – Alisal High School – Salinas, CA
Josue Del Real – Alisal High School – Salinas, CA
Sarah Delgado – North Monterey County High School – Castroville, CA
Brandon Gutierrez – North Salinas High School – Salinas, CA
Henry Loh – Pacific Grove High School – Pacific Grove, CA
Edgar Medina – North Monterey County High School – Castroville, CA
Octavio Rubio – Palma School – Salinas, CA
Isabelle Torres – Salinas High School – Salinas, CA
Robert Valencia – Marina High School – Marina, CA
Jesus Avalos – King City High School – King City, CA
Kayla Clayton – Salinas High School – Salinas, CA
Alfredo Mejia – Salinas High School – Salinas, CA
Evelin Meza – Greenfield High School – Greenfield, CA
Roman Muñoz – King City High School – King City, CA
Isaias Rodriguez – Seaside High School – Seaside, CA
Jorge Rodriguez – Alisal High School – Salinas, CA
Anna Stefanou – Pacific Grove High School – Pacific Grove, CA