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5K Run to Raise Funds for Inner-City Scholarships at Seton Hall Prep

Runners, sponsors being sought for May 11 event

McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange has once again partnered with The Griffin Bridges Program at Seton Hall Preparatory School in hosting their Second Annual “Building Bridges 5K”, which is set to begin with a 1-Mile Kids’ Fun Run at 9 am and the official 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 on Saturday, May 11th.

The event will be held at the South Mountain Reservation certified course on Crest Drive in Maplewood. Pre-registration can be done online; on-site registration will begin at 8 am at the venue. The event will also feature an awards ceremony and post-race reception immediately following the race at McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange. Proceeds from this event will go to support academically talented inner city scholars attending Seton Hall Preparatory School through The Griffin Bridges Program..

For 20 years, Griffin Bridges has supported students from Newark, East Orange, Orange and Irvington not only with scholarships but also through a support network designed to ensure that students are given the tools they need to thrive. The program boasts a 100 percent  high school graduation and college admission rate, with students currently attending some of the best colleges in the country, including the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Kenyon College and Lafayette College.

Additional sponsors for this event include Gagnon Securities and TD Ameritrade.

Prospective runners, walkers and sponsors can access more information and register securely via the event webpage,www.shp.org/BuildingBridges5K. For more information contact Ivan Arocho, Griffin Bridges Director at 973-325-6784 or Newark Police Sgt. Ron Glover, Advisory Committee Member, at 973-820-3948.

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