|Tribune’s 5K Run to Benefit
Blecksmith Leadership Fund|
SAN MARINO NEWS
Marino Tribune has announced that proceeds from their annual 5K Run
& Walk, scheduled for Monday, July 4th, 2005 at 9:00 a.m., will
benefit the J.P. Blecksmith Leadership Foundation at Flintridge
Preparatory School in La Cañada. The scholarship fund is named for
J.P. Blecksmith, a former star athlete and Flintridge Prep graduate,
who was killed during active duty in Iraq on November 11, 2004 as a
member of the United States Marine Corps. Blecksmith had graduated
from the United States Naval Academy. Blecksmith received the Bronze
Medal of Honor posthumously last month during a ceremony at Camp
The foundation has passed the $150,000 mark, and
organizers would like to see the fund reach $240,000 where it can be
The Tribune’s 5K Run & Walk will also serve
as a training run for San Marino’s Mary Gilbaugh, a friend of
J.P.’s, who along with seven other friends will run the Marine Corps
Marathon in honor of Blecksmith.
“We are honored to name the
J.P. Blecksmith Leadership Foundation as the beneficiary of our
event,” said Clifton S. Smith, Jr., publisher of The Tribune. “J.P.
was a real American hero and his family has paid the ultimate price
to assure our country’s freedom.”
The run will start at 9:00
a.m. in front of The Tribune’s headquarters at 1441 San Marino
Avenue. Runners and walkers will head west on Monterey, north on Old
Mill Rd., east on Mill Lane, behind Lacy Park, east to Oxford, north
to Orlando, east to San Marino Ave. and south to The Tribune.
The Rotary Club of San Marino will dedicate their new clock
immediately following The Tribune’s race awards ceremony.
race sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Tribune’s
advertising department at 792-6397.
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