EDISON – On Sunday morning, Sept. 27, the girls’ varsity soccer team from the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison participated in the eighth annual Firefighter Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk. The 5K was held at the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in New York City.
The team’s participation in the race was organized by Jacquelyn MacLean, girls’ varsity soccer coach. She participated previously in the race, which she called “an outstanding, memorable, life-changing community service event which honors all of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, especially the first responders.”
Patricia Malizia, director of athletics, who attended the event, recalled, “The experience was really amazing. Coach MacLean did a great job organizing this outing and giving the girls the opportunity to participate in this type of event. As educators we are responsible for helping our athletes gain life experiences and this truly met that objective. Some girls have never been on a ferry before, seen the Statue of Liberty or Ground Zero or run a road race. Coach MacLean allowed them to experience all of that in one day, while helping to raise money for an important cause. Kudos to her.”
Running To Honor—Members of the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team participated in The 8th Annual Firefighter Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk. (photos by Jackie MacLean)
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