NPEF’s Second Annual Strides4Students 5K Raises Funds for New Providence Schools
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The second annual Strides4Students took place on Sunday, Oct. 11 on a crisp and clear fall day. The fundraising event, which includes a 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run, is organized by the New Providence Education Foundation.
Approximately 150 runners and some walkers participated in the race. The first two runners to cross the finish line were Hope Tiboni and Joseph Vaszily with running times of 18:50 and 18:58, respectively. Approximately 75 children took part in the fun run that included three different races for age groups 3-5, 5-7 and 8-10.
Alma DeMetropolis, who chaired the event, told the TAPinto New Providence that the Education Foundation has been in existence for 11 years. According to Hugo Barth, President of the Education Foundation, the organization raised a total of $63,000 for educational programs last year.
Vice-President of the Foundation Jama Vitale, expressed her gratitude for the corporate sponsors and especially the multiple local businesses who continue to support the organization regardless of the economic climate.