Save the Date...The 14th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014!
The Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk Board of Directors wishes to thank the Dolins Group, LTD for providing assistance with all of our accounting needs. Their support for the event has been outstanding.
Strong Community Support at 13th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk
"The Lew Blond Executive Committee is appreciative of the support of generous sponsors, faculty, and friends who volunteered their time and/or made contributions to support the 2013 Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run," said Dr. Nate Carter, Maple School principal and director of the Lew Blond Run Executive Committee.
Go to the Lew Blond Run Facebook page to view photos from the event!
Close to 1,000 people attended the 13th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run, which took place on June 1st at Maple School.
On Friday, May 31, approximately 200 people were at the "Get Ready with Spaghetti" PTO dinner, which was sponsored by Via Classico restaurant. At this time, participants picked up their t-shirts and race packets, enjoyed a lasagna dinner, and visited exhibits by race vendors Brooks, Chiro One and Eco Gym.
Proceeds from this event benefit research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation; are used for identified School District 30 projects; and fund scholarships for former Maple School students intending to pursue careers in education following graduation from Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools. This year's scholarship winners are pictured below with Maple School's Athletic Director Ben Chin and Principal Dr. Nate Carter.
This year, leftover food from the event was donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry by District 30's Sodexo Food Services Manager, Katy Daruwalla!
Read all about the Lew Blond Run on Northbrook Tower.com, and the June 4, 2013 editions of the Northbrook Tower and Glenview Lantern, or the June 6, 2013 editions of the Northbrook Star and Glenview Announcements!
Retired Maple's Athletic Director and Lew Blond Run Executive Committee member, Ben Chin is featured in the June 13 editions of Pioneer Press papers at northbrook.suntimes.com/news/20668441-418/beloved-coach-retires-a-mentor-for-many-in-district-30.html
The Blond family was at the Lew Blond Run. They are, left to right: Brenda Blond, Carl Blond, Barbara Blond, 92-year old mother of Lew Blond-Marietta Blond, Sodexo Food Services Manager, Katy Daruwalla, and wife of Lew Blond, Therese Blond. Lew's daughter Juliana is not pictured, but participated in the 5K portion of the event, as did a nephew named for Lew, who participated in the 10-11 age group.
Maple School Athletic Director, Ben Chin, shakes hands with Lew Blond's namesake at the 2013 Lew Blond Run. Chin was close friends with Lew Blond and has spearheaded the District 30 staff silver sponsorship for the past 10 years.
Read all about the history of the Lew Blond Run in the May issue of Inside Glenview Magazine!
The event continually honors the memory of Lew Blond, an exceptional and dedicated District 30 teacher who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in 2000.
The race is USTFA (United States Track and Field Association) certified and is CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) registered. A flat, scenic race course goes through the Maple School neighborhood. The event attracts a wide range of participants. It is supported by School District 30 and the Lew Blond Memorial 5K nonprofit organization.
Sponsors Support ALS Research, Scholarships and School Projects
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the 2014 race. Come and join our race team!
Proceeds benefit research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and are used for identified School District 30 projects. Race proceeds also fund scholarships for former Maple School students intending to pursue careers in education following graduation from Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools. This year's scholarship winners were two young men who attended the race and received congratulations from the Lew Blond Run Executive Committee chair Dr. Nate Carter.
Become a part of the action by supporting this community tradition and by lending a hand in the fight against ALS. Volunteers are also needed to help out on race day. Contact Maple School's Assistant Principal Chris Brown to become a sponsor. He can be reached at 847-400-8900.
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to our 2013 sponsors
Cardinal Health Foundation, Brightspark, Via Classico Restaurant, Carter Crew, Sunset Foods (Thaddeus Tazzioli), Sodexo, Tivador Family, Glenview State Bank, Pioneer Press, District 30 Staff, Zengeler Cleaners, North Suburban YMCA, The Runner's Edge, The Dolins Group, LLC, Ruck Pate Architects, Sullivan Family, Glen Allergy & Asthma, Monster Entertainment, Visographic, Inc. (Bob Dahlke, Jr.), 20/10 Engineering Group, LLC, JP Mechanical, LOUD, CARA, GCA Educational Services, CVS Caremark, Multicopy, and the Maple PTO.
2013 Food Donors/Sponsors
The Bilimoria Family, Daruwalla Family, Sam Friedman, Corner Bakery, Dr. Carter and Family, Engel Family, Fairbanks Family, Kahn Family, Hinckley Family, Pinstripes, Lupfer Family, Margolin Family, Mark Vend (Daniel), Preis Family, Michelle Rosen, Subway, Sunset Foods (Bruce Gonzalez), Sweet Tomatoes, Victory Spud-Barbara and Steve Nathan and Family, and Greater > Than - All Natural Coconut Water Sports Drink.