Gail Blake Memorial 5K and Fun Run
May 31st, 2014
The Gail Blake Foundation will be hosting the inaugural Gail Blake Memorial Run on May 31st, 2014!
The race will begin at Bernards High School and will continue past each school she impacted. The Fun Run will be for all ages and will take place after the start of the 5K. Registration for the race begins as 8:00 am with a race start time of 10:00 am. Everyone that registers will receive a memorial run t-shirt!
The Gail Blake Foundation was founded in 2013 with one goal in mind, to continue the job that Gail set out to do 30 years ago. Gail spent the last 30 years of her life caring for and educating children with special needs day in and day out. Together with great people like Gail, her foundation will continue her tireless efforts to help the kids that she loved so much reach their dreams and goals
Drive For Autism Golf Classic
Held at Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, NJ the Drive for Autism Classic was created in 2011 by Blake Sports Group in conjunction with NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer and his wife Allison. The event raises money for the Newmark Schools for Autistic and special needs children in New Jersey. In its first three years the event has raised over $600,000 for the Newmark School and continues to grow year-over-year.
Why the Newmark School? Newmark Schools (K-12) is a highly specialized school for children with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. Newmark welcomes children from five different New Jersey counties from such towns as Bernardsville, Westfield, Elizabeth, and Plainfield. Newmark's strength is in educating some of the New Jersey's most vulnerable students on the skills they need to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. The annual Drive for Autism Golf Classic is a fundraiser benefiting the Newmark Schools. Newmark Schools are approved 501 (C)(3) non-profit groups.