SEVENTH ANNUAL ‘RUN WITH DENNIS’ SET FOR NOVEMBER 4th To Include Second Annual One-Mile Youth Run Proceeds to Benefit Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund
The seventh annual Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial 3.5-mile run and 2.0 mile walk is slated for Sunday, November 4, 2012 (rain or shine) at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Race registration begins at 7:45 AM, followed by an opening ceremony at 8:50 AM, and the start of the race is slated for 10:00 AM.
All proceeds will benefit the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund, which sponsors programs for injured soldiers and scholarships for students attending Christian Brother’s Academy in Lincroft, NJ.
Participants can now also join in a run clinic to be held at RoadRunner Sports, 490 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ on Wednesday, October 24 from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Participants are advised to bring a Run flyer or tell the clerk they are there for the Run with Dennis. There will also be a race package pickup at RoadRunner Sports scheduled for October 30 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Participants will be able to pick up their bibs and shirts prior to the day of the race.
Funds raised by over 1,200 participants and generous corporate and individual sponsors in 2011 were donated to: Underwater Warriors, Inc.; The Fisher House; a presentation of four hand-crank bikes to our wounded warriors; scholarships for Christian Brother’s Academy; a donation to LCPL Adrian Simone, US Marine Corps and NJ resident; Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon for KIA bracelets; Honor and Remember flags for 12 NJ Gold Star Moms; Jersey Shore Marines and AMP Surf; 1,000 pounds of dog supplies for military working dogs in Afghanistan; the funding of school and care packages to the troops in Afghanistan, and providing four wounded warriors suffering with PTSD and TBI injuries with service dogs.
Different sponsorship levels and registration information for this year’s event can be found at www.runwithdennis.org or by emailing email@example.com. Cash donations, as well as in-kind sponsorships for items such as water, beverages, fruit, printing, banners, etc. are needed. Sponsorships must be received by October 31for print recognition.
This year’s sponsors include: Investors Savings Bank, Timothy 6:17 Foundation, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, The Dardin Fund, Howell Township PBA, Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Tort family.
About the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund:
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial was created and founded in 2006 in order to honor Lt. Zilinski’s memory and spirit for life. All proceeds raised on behalf of the fund are used to support programs that assist our wounded soldiers and their families, and to provide scholarships in Dennis’ name to his alma mater, Christian Brothers Academy. The Fund strives to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families and provides scholarships that invest in the future of high school students who embody the leadership qualities and community spirit of Lt. Zilinski.
For more information including sponsorship opportunities and race registration please visit: www.runwithdennis.org.
Additional donations may be sent to: Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Fund, PO Box 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733.