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Fred Torres Memorial Fund and Scholarship

Organized by: Brian Torres

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EVENT DATE Jan 20, 2014

THE STORY:

Fred Torres was a mainstay of the NJ running community. Having competed in high school and college in NYC and continuing his running career through many marathons and distances over 30 years. After competing he founded Elite Racing Systems in 1982 combining his love of running and education as a computer programmer. He helped develop computerized scoring software from scratch which Elite Racing Systems used for many years.

He also became an avid supporter of the XC and Track & Field programs, which his son and daughter competed in. Even after their graduation from Clifton HS and respective college programs, Fred remained a fixture at Clifton HS as a supporter, track official, timer and scorer and any other capacity he could.

Fred passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2014 while attending an annual timer's conference. He was on a morning run when he collapsed from a heart attack.

In honor of Fred Torres' avid love for the sport of running, the running community and passion to help younger runners, the Fred Torres Memorial Scholarship was created. The Scholarship is awarded to senior student athletes of the Clifton High School XC and Track & Field Programs and who will continue academics and athletics in college/university. The first of these scholarships were awarded in June 2014.

In addition to your support, this scholarship will also be supported by various events throughout the year as well as a 5K race hosted by Clifton High School and the Torres Family to be held each October at Garrett Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, NJ.  For race and registration information visit http://fredtorresmemorialfund.org

$9,150

 

31% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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  • Brian Torres

    $25

  • Tom and Rachel Houseknecht

    $50

  • Stefanie Davis

    $50

  • James Silverglad

    $100

  • Andrew Dinsmore

    $75

  • John Ferrari

    $25

  • Rebecca Dietrich

    $50

  • Vera & Gene Boduck

    $25

  • United Water

    $250

  • RunSignUp

     

  • Chris Tatreau Race Consulting

     

  • Cy Yannarelli

     

  • Jerry and Vera Quinnan

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Martin Insurance Group

    $250

  • John D. Pogorelec, Jr., LLC

    $250

  • Jersey Shore Running Club

    $250

  • Thorne Scholarship Run

    $100

  • Clarissa Simon

     

  • Susan Stein-Bull

    $50

  • Alison & Carla Silvestri

    $20

  • Mark Beaver

    $100

  • Roger and Denise Pang

    $50

  • Jim Anzaldi Campaign Committee

    $100

  • Henry's Deli & Caterers

    $250

  • Robert Arose

    $75

  • Kimberly Coleman

    $50

  • Najat Helwani

     

  • Montgomery/Rocky Hill Rotary Club

    $500

  • Clifton High School Key Club

    $50

  • Elite Racing Systems

    $1,500

  • Bennett Avila

    $100

  • Bill Boyajian

    $100

  • Dave Granger

    $100

  • Michele Conrad

    $25

  • Stefanie Davis

    $50

  • Clarissa Simon

    $50

  • Tom, Rachel, and Brandon Houseknecht

    $50

  • Bob & Gale Lauritano

    $20

  • John Pogarelec

    $25

  • Susan Stein-Bull

    $30

  • Jill Vander Wende

    $100

  • Sheila Bowden

    $25

  • Tracy Martin

    $250

  • John Pontes

    $100

  • Andrew Corral

    $50

  • Diane Cheer

    $60

  • Michelle Telofski

    $50

  • Robert Arose

    $100

  • Wally and Jen

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alli Caridi

    $25

  • Veronica Boduck

    $25

  • Todd Davis

    $50

  • Vera R Quinnan

    $25

  • Tom Houseknecht

    $50

  • Clarissa Simon

    $50

  • The Stinton Family

     

  • John Pontes

    $150

  • Rob, Deb, Kira and Olivia

     

  • John & Carol Pontes

    $100

  • Aviles Family In Memory of Antonio R. Aviles

    $1,200

  • Michele Conrad

    $25

  • Matthew Barrett

    $25

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Organized by

Brian Torres

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The Team: $9,150 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett

DONATION: $25

In memory of Antonio R. Aviles. 1 year ago

Michele Conrad

Michele Conrad

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Aviles Family In Memory of Antonio R. Aviles

Aviles Family In Memory of Antonio R. Aviles

DONATION: $1,200

In Memory of Antonio R. Aviles 1 year ago

John & Carol Pontes

John & Carol Pontes

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Antonio Aviles 1 year ago

Rob, Deb, Kira and Olivia

Rob, Deb, Kira and Olivia

In Memory of Fred Torres 1 year ago

John Pontes

John Pontes

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

The Stinton Family

The Stinton Family

1 year ago

Clarissa Simon

Clarissa Simon

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Tom  Houseknecht

Tom Houseknecht

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Vera R Quinnan

Vera R Quinnan

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

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