West Orange, NJ (February 24, 2014) - McLoone's Boathouse in West Orange, NJ has once again partnered with The Griffin Bridges Program at Seton Hall Preparatory School in hosting their Third Annual "Building Bridges 5K" set to begin with a 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run at 9:00 AM and the official 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 AM on Saturday, May 10th.
The event will be held at the South Mountain Reservation certified course on Crest Drive (Maplewood, NJ). Pre-registration can be done online; on-site registration will begin at 8:00 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 twenty years, Griffin Bridges has supported students from Newark, East Orange, Orange and Irvington not only with scholarships, but more importantly through a vast support network designed to ensure that students are given the tools they need to thrive. The program boasts a 100% high school graduation and college admission rate, with students currently attending some of the finest colleges in the country: The University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Kenyon College, Lafayette College, just to name a few.
McLoone's Boathouse is proud to support deserving students in Essex County achieve their dreams. The program continues to reach out to local businesses in the area for sponsorships. Prospective runners, walkers and sponsors can access more information and register securely via the event webpage, www.shp.org/BuildingBridges5K. Questions regarding the event can be directed to Ivan Arocho, Griffin Bridges Director at 973.325.6784 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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