Run for the Warriors Raises Hope

Some of the team gathered for a photo, back row: Rory Sherman, Joe Stasi, Joan Lay, Benjamin Nace, Steve Schmidt, Graham Lunt, Mathew, Mia, and Tina Stamfel.   Front row: Olivia and Chloe Sherman, Maria Rodriguez, CMDCM Master Chief Leopoldo Rodriguez and Leonardo Rodriguez.  Steve Schmidt was 6th overall and won his age group in the 10k race.  Not pictured are Zachary Lella and Jared Zenie.
Some of the team gathered for a photo, back row: Rory Sherman, Joe Stasi, Joan Lay, Benjamin Nace, Steve Schmidt, Graham Lunt, Mathew, Mia, and Tina Stamfel. Front row: Olivia and Chloe Sherman, Maria Rodriguez, CMDCM Master Chief Leopoldo Rodriguez and Leonardo Rodriguez. Steve Schmidt was 6th overall and won his age group in the 10k race. Not pictured are Zachary Lella and Jared Zenie.

Team Walt Whitman Wildcats raised over $500 for the 5th Annual Long Island Run for the Warriors in Lindenhurst on Saturday October 20th.  Coach Rory Sherman, a Physical Education teacher at Oakwood Primary Center started the team. Team members are a tight knit group of supporters who include South Huntington School District staff members, students, and family and friends throughout Long Island.

Hope For The Warriors® is the sponsor of this Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors®. This race is dedicated to the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and families of the fallen. It is a celebration of their strength and resolve and a promise to continue restoring self, family, and hope. By uniting the entire community, military and civilian alike, this unique event embraces wounded warriors and their families in the shared belief that there is hope beyond recovery. All proceeds from the race will benefit wounded warriors and their families through our many Hope For The Warriors® programs. Monies raised will assist with both immediate and future needs.