Saugus, MA (www.goldstarrun.com) – On Saturday, May 25th the second annual Gold Star Run For Honor will kick-off at 7:30AM from Saugus Center. Featuring 5K and 10K routes, as well as a walking course, the race will start in front of Town Hall and finish on Taylor Street. Proceeds from the event will again benefit the Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Memorial Scholarship Fund. Procopio, a Saugus native and Marine Corporal, was killed in action on April 2, 2006 while serving in Iraq.
According to brother and Event Coordinator, Michael Procopio:
“We couldn’t have been happier with last year’s turnout. Our goal was to attract about 300 runners and we ended up with over 450. It was really amazing, some of Scott’s brother Marines flew in for the event and we were ultimately able to raise over $16,000 — which translated into several additional scholarships.”
This year’s event will feature a full range of award categories and there will also be a “Team Scott” registration category, which will be for those who have a personal connection to Scott, his family or would just like to make an additional donation. For more information or to register go to facebook.com/goldstarrun or visit the official website at goldstarrun.com. The first 350 registrants will receive a customized event race shirt.
About the Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide educational scholarships and assistance to deserving members of area schools. It will seek to provide educational scholarships and opportunities to the children, siblings and spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces who have been killed in combat operations. Since its inception in 2006, the fund has awarded annual scholarships to twenty students totaling in excess of $40,000.
2013 Event Sponsors
Lenox Hotel, Back Bay, Boston MA
Saugusbank, Procopio Construction, Realty World Forest Realty
Yankee Pine Lumber, Tri-City Sales, Brescia’s Printing Services, Sachem Sign Works, Metro Credit Union and bPositive
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