The Foundation for Belmont Education, an independent, charitable organization run by volunteers and dedicated to improving educational opportunities for Belmont’s children and teachers, is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run will be held on Sunday, Sept.30. The Run takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Both the 5K and 2K race options begin at the Belmont High School Track, 221 Concord Avenue, and take runners on a scenic route through Belmont. Additional information and registration for the Run is available through the FBE website, www.fbe-belmont.org/run.
The Dan Scharfman Memorial Run is held in memory of the late Dan Scharfman, a dedicated advocate of technology and innovation in education. More than 850 runners from towns throughout Massachusetts participated in last year’s Run, raising more than $25,000 for the Belmont Public Schools.
"In six, short years the Dan Scharfman Memorial Run has grown from an idea to becoming a Belmont ‘fall classic’ and a must-do event on the town's crowded calendar. Thanks to the support of the community and amazing sponsors like CitySide Subaru and many others, the Run has become a vital source of funding for the Foundation for Belmont Education and our public schools. In total, the Scharfman Run raised more than $125,000 in its first five years. Most importantly, the Dan Scharfman Memorial Run has become an occasion for the community to celebrate the life of an amazing man. As a friend and running partner of Dan's, I know this aspect of the race--the coming together and celebrating community—is what Dan would take the most pride in. We're looking forward to a great turnout this year, with proceeds from the event supporting the adoption of innovative teaching tools and methodologies. So, on September 30th, lace up those running shoes, come out, and earn the right to say, ‘I ran the Dan!’" said Race Co-director and FBE Board Member Paul Roberts.
This year, the FBE is celebrating its 25th year of making a difference in the Belmont Public Schools. The FBE funds a wide array of projects—from small grants that benefit a single classroom to large programs designed to benefit students in an entire grade or school. Grants are awarded in all curriculum areas and include professional development for teachers and educational technology. Thanks to community volunteers and donations from Belmont residents and businesses, the FBE gives an average of $225,000 to the Belmont Public Schools each year, awarding more than $3.6 million to date.
The FBE looks forward to seeing the Belmont and broader community come together for the sixth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run. To register, volunteer, or donate to the FBE, please visit www.fbe-belmont.org/run.
About The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE)
The Foundation is a community-sponsored, non-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers. The FBE was founded in 1993 to support educational excellence and enrichment in the Belmont Public Schools and is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to making a difference in the Belmont Public Schools.