Sandy Relief 3K Run/Walk
January 7th, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 4, 2013
Rumson — Combining her love of running with an earnest desire to help her community, a student at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School recently helped to raise over $5,000 for local families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Courtney Howley, a Junior at RFH, quickly organized a Sandy Relief 3K Run/Walk race after learning that 36 families in her community had been displaced by the storm. She hoped to raise at least $1,000 and was pleasantly surprised when 167 runners participated. Many contributed above and beyond the suggested $10 donation.
“It was great to be able to help the families that are right here in our own community,” said Miss Howley. “We are also so fortunate to live in such a great town and it was an honor to help with the relief efforts.”
The RFH Key Club, a student organization dedicated to community service, registered the runners. The RFH Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) assisted with the collection and distribution of funds. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Peter Righi announced the start and finish of the race.
The women’s race winner was Cate Robbie of Fair Haven, who recently won the Little Silver 5K race. John Gibney, a Junior at RFH, was the winner of the men’s race.
For more information, contact –
Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Public Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-347-8885