This year's pasta dinner, held at the Boilermaker Expo at Mohawk Valley Community College the day before the race,  raised over t$3,000 for the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area.

A check presentation took place today the Boilermaker office.

14-year old musician, Chris Cooley, who entertained the crowd at the event, collected over $100 in his guitar case, which was also donated to the United Way.

In the 19 years the past dinner has been held, nearly $60,000 has been donated to the United Way.