Friday, 16 March 2012 00:00
The Bulldogs Booster Association will hold its first 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, April 21 beginning and ending at Roslyn High School and following a course through the Village of Roslyn.
The race honors the memory of Greg Fried, a beloved Roslyn track and field coach. The district needs the help of sponsors and donors to make this event a success. Contributions are tax deductible and the first $25,000 of sponsorships will be matched dollar for dollar, which will substantially leverage any gift.
The Roslyn Bulldogs Booster Association (RBBA) is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization that supports the spirit and athletic programs of the Roslyn school district. The RBBA is comprised of volunteer parents who support these programs through fundraising initiatives and donation of time. RBBA strives to ensure that the best athletic and physical education programs and facilities are available to all students, in an effort to enhance pride in both the Roslyn community and the students’ athletic experience.
To date, the RBBA has donated almost $500,000 to the district including $25,000 in student scholarships. RBBA initiatives have included the development of the high school field turf and entrance complex, the establishment of a “Wall of Fame” and the sponsorship of many special events and clinics. The latest project is the rebuilding of the field house/locker room at Roslyn High School.
Greg Fried was an outstanding teacher, track and cross country coach from Roslyn High School, and the Manhasset and Wheatley schools for over 40 years. He passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in November 2010. His students, athletes and peer coaches were a huge part of his life. They all brought him joy and satisfaction from their personal and athletic growth through hard work and dedication.
Go online to http://rbba5krunwalk.eventbrite.com to register for the race and/or become a sponsor.