News Release: 7/26/2019

Second Annual Penn Yan Airport Runway 5K raises $3000 to benefit New York Sheriff’s Institute Summer Camp for Kids Fund Penn Yan, NY – The second annual “Runway 5K”, held at Penn Yan Airport on Sunday May 12 th , announced they raised $3000 in support the New York State Sheriff’s Institute Camp on Keuka Lake. The event itself raised $1500 and main sponsor - Seneca Flight Operations, a division of Seneca Foods Corporation – matched the funds for a total contribution of $3000. Seneca Flight has been operating at the airport since 1956 and in the early 1990’s began managing the county owned airport under an Agreement with Yates County. “Despite inclement weather, we had more participation in our second year and it was a great success”, said Richard Leppert, Seneca Flight Operations President and General Manager. “We are pleased to have been able once again help the NYSSI Summer Camp for Kids fund. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, Chairman of the New York Sheriff’s Institute, is grateful for the contribution. “The NYSI summer camp for kids fund helps disadvantaged kids that come from across the state that can benefit from positive contact with law enforcement. It is a wonderful asset for the Finger Lakes and we are grateful for the commitment and financial support from Seneca Flight and the Airport. After all, it’s all about the kids!” Donations to the Summer Camp for Kid’s Fund are tax deductable. Donations can be made at The 2019 Summer camping season is already in full swing. The next race to benefit the summer camp will be held Sunday, May 10, 2020 on the runways of the Penn Yan airport. Details can be found at