There are not many events that unite our community like the Utica Boilermaker. It is one of the biggest days of the year for our city and it's not just because of the free beer. It's one of the few times where the community comes out to show their support and cheer on the folks who brave the heat to run through the streets of the city. This year, the Boilermaker is hoping for the people's help in making the spectating experience a little more special and exciting.

Race officials are calling for people to "make it snow" in July. On Boilermaker Sunday they are encouraging spectators to wear white as they watch the iconic race. We saw how effective the "White Out" was for our Utica Comets, now the hope is that unity will be just as effective for those participating in the run. There is no greater feeling as a runner of this race than to see thousands turn out to cheer you on. It truly makes the race a lot easier and I personally can't wait to see the human snow banks!

The proceeds from this shirt will go to help youth health and wellness initiatives and the shirts are available on The Boilermaker website, at A&P Master Images, and they will be available at the Boilermaker Expo.