Bigelow Tea Challenge raises about $150K for charities

Posted: Updated:

The Fairfield-based Bigelow tea company hosted its annual Community Challenge Saturday.

The tea brand started the road race 32 years ago. Since 1987, Bigelow has raised more than $1.6 million for 22 local charities.

Saturday’s event included a 5K and a 3K fitness walk. There were close to 800 participants.

Herman Bershtein, 94, has run every race since the first year and is a friend of the Bigelow family. He says David Bigelow was in his Yale class of 1949.

It’s estimated that this year’s event raised more than $150,000.

 

  • Connecticut Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Rabid raccoon bites mother, son at Weston bus stop

    Rabid raccoon bites mother, son at Weston bus stop

    Wednesday, December 11 2019 7:17 PM EST2019-12-12 00:17:46 GMT
    A woman at a Weston bus stop had to fight off a rabid raccoon last week when it attacked her son.A woman at a Weston bus stop had to fight off a rabid raccoon last week when it attacked her son.
    A woman at a Weston bus stop had to fight off a rabid raccoon last week when it attacked her son.A woman at a Weston bus stop had to fight off a rabid raccoon last week when it attacked her son.
    A woman at a Weston bus stop had to fight off a rabid raccoon last week when it attacked her son.
    A woman at a Weston bus stop had to fight off a rabid raccoon last week when it attacked her son.
  • UConn approves 23% tuition hike over 5 years

    UConn approves 23% tuition hike over 5 years

    Wednesday, December 11 2019 6:14 PM EST2019-12-11 23:14:46 GMT
    UConn approved a tuition hike Wednesday, meaning students will pay 23% more over the next five years. It will begin with a $608 tuition increase next fall.UConn approved a tuition hike Wednesday, meaning students will pay 23% more over the next five years. It will begin with a $608 tuition increase next fall.
    UConn approved a tuition hike Wednesday, meaning students will pay 23% more over the next five years. It will begin with a $608 tuition increase next fall.UConn approved a tuition hike Wednesday, meaning students will pay 23% more over the next five years. It will begin with a $608 tuition increase next fall.
    UConn approved a tuition hike Wednesday, meaning students will pay 23% more over the next five years. It will begin with a $608 tuition increase next fall.
    UConn approved a tuition hike Wednesday, meaning students will pay 23% more over the next five years. It will begin with a $608 tuition increase next fall.
  • Westport senior center holds culinary class for seniors to have fun

    Westport senior center holds culinary class for seniors to have fun

    Wednesday, December 11 2019 5:30 PM EST2019-12-11 22:30:00 GMT
    Westport senior center holds culinary class for seniors to have funWestport senior center holds culinary class for seniors to have fun
    Westport senior center holds culinary class for seniors to have funWestport senior center holds culinary class for seniors to have fun
    For the last five years, the center has held a culinary class called "Hands on Baking" where seniors make strudel and cookies. And the center says they love it.
    For the last five years, the center has held a culinary class called "Hands on Baking" where seniors make strudel and cookies. And the center says they love it.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."