Students Honor and Support Fallen Heroes

Students Honor and Support Fallen Heroes
Over seventy-five students participate in the 9/11 Heroes Run.

The 9/11 Heroes Run was held locally in two locations on Sunday, September 7, 2014 and the La Salle community played a key role at both races. The Rugby Team participated in the 9/11 Heroes Run held in Norristown, PA in the morning. The team was awarded the newly introduced "Hero Cup," which is presented to the athletic department of the school that has the most team entrants. Over twenty members of the Rugby Team participated in the event and two students (Peter Mastrocco '15 – First Place and Anthony DeNofa '15 – Third Place) were among the top finishers in their age group. Last year, the Rugby Team volunteered as organizers and assisted during the race.


Later that afternoon, a contingent of over fifty members of the Football Team participated in 9/11 Heroes Run in Doylestown, PA. An additional one hundred friends and family members were also on hand to support the event. All of the boys participated in the 1 Mile Walk and then provided "crowd control" at the end of the race to ensure that the runners could safely cross the finish line. La Salle College High School had the largest group of participants at the Doylestown race and was likewise acknowledged for their participation.

The 9/11 Heroes Run activates communities across the country to honor the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and of the wars fought since: veteran, first responder, civilian, and military. The races, which are held in over fifty communities across the USA, are sponsored by the Travis Manion Foundation. 1stLt. Travis L. Manion USMC is a 1999 graduate of La Salle College High School who was killed in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on April 29, 2007. His selfless actions and ultimate sacrifice allowed every member of his patrol to survive. The Travis Manion Foundation honors his memory by engaging with veterans and families of the fallen in all stages of their personal journeys and offers them unique opportunities to achieve their goals.

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