Curry's Auto Service Raises $10,000 for Dulles South Youth Sports and ALS Research

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Curry's Auto Service raised $10,000 for charity with its 5k and Fun Run on Saturday, March 19, in South Riding, VA. Three hundred and three runners participated in this inaugural race to benefit ALS research and Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS).

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Curry's donations and volunteer hours with Dulles South Youth Sports have made us who we are today.

Curry's Auto Service raised $10,000 for charity with its 5k and Fun Run on Saturday, March 19, in South Riding, VA. Three hundred and three runners participated in this inaugural race to benefit ALS research and Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS).

Five thousand dollars from the race proceeds will go to the University of Pittsburgh Center for ALS Research. The other $5,000 will benefit the DSYS field fund. Interest earned from the field fund is used to provide scholarships to children in the community who need financial help paying the registration fees to participate in local sports programs.

"We're so pleased with the results that we plan to do it again next year!" said Judy Curry, co-founder and vice president of marketing for Curry's Auto."Next year's race will be on St. Patrick's Day."

About Dulles South Youth Sports

DSYS is a local non-profit organization aimed at developing the character of tomorrow's leaders by promoting physical activity, teamwork , leadership and respect for others. More than 1,600 area children and teens participate in the DSYS leagues, which include football, cheerleading, lacrosse, volleyball, track and field and wrestling. Matt Curry, co-founder and president of Curry's Auto Service, raised $209,000 to launch Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS) in 2007.

"Curry's donations and volunteer hours with Dulles South Youth Sports have made us who we are today - literally," said DSYS President Debbie York."Matt and Judy Curry, along with a few other investors, created Dulles South Youth Sports. They spent countless dollars and tireless hours establishing our non-profit organization from the ground up. Over the years, the Currys have continued to lead the organization and help fund DSYS needs, including purchasing safety and practice equipment for the children. Most recently, the Curry's donated $15,000 to create our field and scholarship fund."

About ALS

Known as Lou Gehrig's disease,ALS (Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a genetic disease which affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle strength, coordination and difficulty breathing. The disease usually develops after age 50 and results in death within three to five years. Jeff Fritz of Reston, was the fastest runner, completing the race in 17 minutes, 8 seconds. He said he ran for a friend, Scott Hollinger, who is 43 and has ALS.

About Curry's Auto Service

Curry's Auto Service is one of the largest and most successful independent automotive service and repair companies in the Washington, DC, area with locations in Arlington, Chantilly, Fairfax City, Dulles, Falls Church, Gainesville and Great Falls/Reston, VA.

Founded by Matt and Judy Curry in 1997, Curry's Auto Service was named "2010 Top Shop" by Motor Age Magazine. In June 2010, Curry's Auto Service was chosen by the readers of Northern Virginia Magazine as "Top Auto Shop" in Northern Virginia. In addition, Curry’s has received the highest AAA ratings in the country for customer satisfaction.

In 2009, Curry’s Auto Service was the first auto service facility in Virginia to receive the AskPatty "female friendly facility" certification. As part of this program, Curry’s customers have access to an online community providing impartial advice to women on auto purchases, repairs and maintenance. For more information on Curry's Auto, visit http://www.currysauto.com

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