Why Anthony is running for Catholic Charities.
Anthony Simasek will be among the 13 participants supporting Catholic Charities who will run in the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Nov. 7. He will run in support of the St. Nicholas Project, a Catholic Charities of New York Christmas season program that provides over a thousand New York families with warm winter essentials.
A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Anthony graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a degree in economics. Anthony moved to NYC six years ago with his wife Liz to open the NYC office of the fintech startup with whom he was working. Since that time, his career has spanned finance, technology, hospitality and now hospitality technology. He most recently was Executive Chef and General Manager of a large restaurant in NYC and currently runs his own hospitality technology company, Hospitality Innovations.
Anthony and Liz have both worked with the Catholic Charities Junior board. Anthony sat on the CREATE board (Catholic Charities Affiliate Agency), until its recent acquisition and is passionate about helping those with drug and alcohol disorders. In 2020, he was prepared to run the NYC Half Marathon on behalf of The Dwelling Place (Catholic Charities Affiliate Agency). When COVID-19 canceled that race he ran virtually.
He played collegiate rugby and then continued coaching and playing for 10 more years. Anthony now focuses his athletic passions on marathons and golf and is planning to also run the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 10 at no extra cost to donors.