Victorious at Turkey Trot!

We arrived in the rain and the dark. We stretched with giant glittery turkeys. Some were fast and young. Others were not. We ran, we strolled, we hobbled. But, we prevailed!

On Thanksgiving morning, it was announced that Applied Materials has retained its title as the Fittest Firm at the annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot! An amazing 514 employees and their family members registered to participate in the event … pushing our numbers way beyond any other company in our category.

With victory in the air, Applied representative, Mark Walker, accepted the highly coveted award from Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Dennis Cima, and vowed to return next year!

Applied is proud to be the title sponsor of this great community event that this year brought 21,000 people together for a fun (and a bit rainy) morning to raise funds for three local organizations that help the less fortunate in our region.

San Jose City Councilmember Sam Liccardo pictured with Applied Materials Turkey's Chrissy Mitchell and Molly Cashman.
San Jose City Councilmember Sam Liccardo pictured with Applied Materials Turkey's Chrissy Mitchell and Molly Cashman.

While Applied was declared a winner, the real winners were the benefitting agencies – the Housing Trust, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, and the Children’s Health Initiative – which will split the $600,000 raised through the generosity of those who supported the Turkey Trot.

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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