In honor of the life of Andrew Monroe, the Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk/Run was established for the benefit of senior soccer players at Riverview High School in Sarasota. Senior, girls and boys, soccer players, track athletes and JROTC cadets have the opportunity to receive scholarships through an essay process.
The proceeds from the event also goes toward the Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Sarasota Community Foundation. The scholarship is open for all county soccer players through an essay submission process. The event over the last nine years has generated roughly $115,000 in scholarships and has met the fund balance at the Sarasota Community Foundation.
The Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation will have two $1,000 scholarships in perpetuity.
The event will be Jan. 8 at Siesta Key Beach, with same-day registration from 6 to 8 a.m. A chip-timed 5K begins at 8:15; the 1-mile fun walk at 8:20. Registration before Dec. 16 is $35 for non-running club members, $30 for running club members. After that the costs becomes $40 for everyone.
Register at www.andrewmonroe.com/registration.
Please bring a can or two of food for Mayors Feed the Hungry. Goodie bags to the first 400 entries.
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