Senator Coons to Join Sallie Mae For 5K Race to Help Fund College Scholarships

Race Open to the Public and Begins at 8:30 a.m.; Supports the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program

Senator Chris Coons and Sallie Mae Chairman and CEO Raymond Quinlan to Make Special Delaware Scholarship Announcement to Honor Legacy of Former Executive Charlie Rocha

Friday, June 1, 2018 3:23 pm EDT

Dateline:

NEWARK, Del.

Public Company Information:

NASDAQ:
SLM

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employees from Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, will join the local community to lace up for the second annual Sallie Mae 5K run on Sunday, June 3. Senator Chris Coons will help kick off the 5K — an employee-driven fundraiser to support the company’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program — which is open to the public and will be held at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington. Participants can register at www.SallieMae5K.com.

This year’s 5k will honor the late Charlie Rocha, former Sallie Mae chief marketing officer and champion of the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program. The Rocha family will join Senator Coons and Sallie Mae Chairman and CEO Raymond Quinlan for a special Delaware scholarship announcement prior to the race.

Sallie Mae’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship program asks high school counselors to nominate students who have overcome obstacles and exemplify excellence both inside and outside the classroom. In the past two years, Sallie Mae has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the program. Counselors and community organization leaders can nominate students beginning Aug. 23.

For more details, visit SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream.

WHO:

  U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Sallie Mae Chairman and CEO Raymond Quinlan, family of Charlie Rocha, employees, family, friends, community members, and the public at large.
 

WHAT:

The Sallie Mae 5K to fund scholarships through the company’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program. The 2018 Sallie Mae 5K will celebrate the life and legacy of Sallie Mae’s Charlie Rocha who passed away earlier this year. Rocha’s family will be in attendance for a special Delaware scholarship announcement prior to the race.
 
The top three finishers for each age group will receive awards. Participants and their families can enjoy a variety of activities including Zumba, a bounce house, food, music, and face painting.
 

WHEN:

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Program kick-off and presentation at 8:30 a.m.

(Media recommended to arrive at 8:15 a.m.)
Race begins at 9 a.m.
 

WHERE:

Bellevue State Park, Figure 8 Barn

800 Carr Rd.
Wilmington, Delaware 19809

Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Contact:

Sallie Mae
Antoine Oakley, 302-509-9464
Antoine.Oakley@SallieMae.com