Recently, Joy Global employees, family and friends participated in the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run/Walk in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Hank Aaron State Trail runs along Joy Global’s National Avenue facility and provides countless opportunities for recreation and fitness, improvements to the environment, economic growth, and the overall quality of urban life. The trail is ideal for bicyclists, walkers, runners and skaters and currently provides a 12-mile continuous connection via dedicated trails and marked streets between the lakefront and Milwaukee's west end.
The Joy Global team received several accolades at the event including being the second largest corporate team, the third fastest corporate team and receiving the “Best Team Spirit” trophy. Joy Global was a proud sponsor of the event which celebrated its 16th year raising funds to support free summer Bike Adventure Camps for youth living in neighborhoods along the Trail. In addition to supporting the trail through the 5K, Joy Global employees keep the trail clean with bi-weekly participation in a Stew Crew that picks up trash along several access points to the trail.
Support of this event is one of the many ways Joy Global strives to play an active role in the strengthening of our local communities and neighborhoods.