FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MPPEF to Dedicate 2nd Annual Midland Park 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk To Officer Christopher Birch #529
MIDLAND PARK, N.J., Aug 28, 2015—The Midland Park Public Education Foundation (MPPEF) is dedicating the 2nd Annual Midland Park 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk to Midland Park Police Officer Christopher Birch, who passed away on July 6. The run/walk will be held Sept. 12, 2015 and is expected to draw 250+ participants in this community-wide event.
Proceeds from the event will go directly toward the funding of classroom, district and scholarship grants benefiting all of the students within the Midland Park Public School District. MPPEF will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship in Officer Birch’s name to a 2016 Midland Park High School graduating senior.
“Officer Birch touched so many of the students who attend Midland Park Schools,” says MPPEF President Cheryl Crocitto. “Not only did he participate in community policing activities at the high school, he was on hand at the crosswalk at Godwin School to help the children get to the schools safely,” says Crocitto.
According to event organizers Carol Guingon and Christine Odell, the 2nd Annual Midland Park 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk will begin registration at 7:30 am, with warmups taking place on the field in front of the DePhillips Center at 8:00 am. A formal program will begin at 8:15 a.m. until the start of the race. All members of the community are invited to join in the festivities.
“To date, the 2nd Annual Midland Park’s 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk has bought in over $16,000 in sponsorship money, thanks to the support of over 40 area businesses,” says Guingon. “We are very appreciative by the support of our local community. All of our sponsors can be proud that they’re making a difference in our community while raising funds for the students who attend the Midland Park School District.”
Those businesses include:
Tarleton & Family Landscaping Co., LLC
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Nuzzi Chiropractic Family & Sports Center
Wade Odell Wade Padded Van Services
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction
Midland Park Education Association (MPEA)
Next Step Chiropractic
Bogota Savings Bank
Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Jim Desbiens Auto Service
New Life Driving School
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Sal Lauretta’s for Men
David Zuidema, Inc.
Bergen Interiors LLC
Bill’s Shoe Repair
Chandel Jewelers – Midland Park, Lyndhurst
Custom Cut Salon
Drawing Room Fine Art & Sculpture Studio
Edward Bell Creative Landscape & Design, Inc.
Farrier Sporting Goods
H. Rubin Opticians
Koningsberg Pediatric Orthopaedics, PA
Kristin Dahl Fashions
Midland Park Self Storage
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating
Peter’s Fish Market
Pizzaiolo by Brothers
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group
Dr. Keith Seidenberg MD LLC
V&S Floor Covering
The Midland Park’s 2nd Annual 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk is USA Track & Field NJ Certified, and kicks off at 9:00 a.m. at the DePhillips Center, 50 Dairy Street, Midland Park. A 1-Mile Walk follows at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, to register or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the 2nd Annual Midland Park 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk, visit the MPPEF Website at www.mppef.org, or friend us on Facebook.
The Midland Park Public Education Foundation raises money to fund grants that will strengthen our school system for all our children. By sharing in this goal, our community serves as a vital partner with our district administration, Board of Education, and faculty in providing the tools they need to bring academic excellence to our children.
The Midland Park Public Education Foundation is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization that enhances and supports new curriculum initiatives and enrichment opportunities within Midland Park’s public school system.