We've heard about the city of Utica's financial problems these days, and Boilermaker Road Race officials are stepping up to the plate to help finance additional police  for the July 8th race.

According to our sister station, WIBX:

"Boilermaker officials handed Utica Mayor Rob Palmieri a check for $10,000 to help pay for additional police needed on the street for this year’s sold-out race.

Race Executive Director Tim Reed says the City’s financial woes are well-known, and if the Race needs to pull its own this year it’s just part of the teamwork that makes the event a success.

The gesture was noble but Reed says it was also practical considering the fact that the Boilermaker brings about 40,000 people together in Utica."

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