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We're Back For Another Year

by William H. Kile III

It's hard to believe a year has passed since the first Bill Kile's Memorial Run, but it's true.

I'm sure we're going to have another great race and I appreciate all the support the running community has given me.

There are a number of people I would like to thank - and I hope I don't forget anybody - for making the planning and organization of second year go as smoothly as the first.

Jane and Gene Hoopes of sponsor Athlete's Korner Sports Timing Systems in Hammonton for their continued insight and support.

Rob Dill of G & M Printwear of Deptford for his quality work on this year's T-shirts. Another outstanding job!

Scott Treiber of Sports Paradise in Medford for help in regards to this year's trophies.

Carol Lanza for her time and efforts in getting corporate sponsor Power Bar. A world-class duathlete from Tabernacle, Lanza talked up the race and put me in touch with Power Bar representative Julie Scully in California. Scully donated 300 of the new Harvest Bars in chocolate and strawberry flavors.

Kim Beavers of Penn Maid/Crowley Foods in Philadelphia for donation of yogurt.

Jackie Haller of Wawa Food Markets in Marlton for her donation of drinks. Wawa is providing 250 drinks in orange, fruit punch and ice tea flavors.

Kim and Daniel Suiter, my sister and brother-in-law, for their donation of the bottled water.

Pat Rambo at Commerce Bank for her donation of the bags, magnets and key chains for our race packets.

Pat Haughey, owner of The Central Record Publications, Inc., in Medford, NJ for her continued support and generous monetary sponsorship.

Colleen and John Elton of Micro Solutions Plus, Inc. in Glenside, PA for their support and monetary sponsorship as well.

Runners World and South Jersey Sports Online for helping me publicize the race. Runner's World also provided the bib numbers, while information was available about the race, as well as the most recent issue of the Runner's Club Newsletter, on the internet at

Joe Puleo of Haddonfield Running Company for his donation of the gift certificates again this year.

Other thank yous include Wiley Church in Marlton, Runner's Gazette, Camden County Parks Commission and artist Paul Sollimo of Medford, the creator of the T-shirt design. We only changed the date and color this year and something else...see if you can figure it out?

Volunteers Kim and Rebecca Bandomer and Cheryl Dorofee for their help with post-registration.

And finally, special recognition goes out to Pennsauken High School's Barbara DeFranco, who assisted me in contacting the scholarship winners, made copies of the application and also promoted the event throughout the high school and community.

Good Luck and I hope you have a fun time today!

The William H. Kile Jr. Humanitarian Scholarship Fund 1998 Award Recipients

by The Kid

I thought this year it might be interesting to find out a little about each scholarship winner. Three of the four high school recipients are expected to be in attendance today - and one, Timothy Killion - has even entered the four-mile race.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the scholarship winners for not only their time, but also providing me with graduation pictures. Unfortunately, a photo of Melanie Hedges was unavailable for this special issue of the Runner's Club Newsletter.

Best of Luck to all the 1998 recipients of The William H. Kile, Jr. Humanitarian Scholarship Fund, including Howard J. Pfeifer Middle School winners Robert Rosenheim and Fantasia Brown, in their future endeavors!

Melanie Hedges

Class Rank: 15th

GPA: 3.80

Activities: Class vice president for four years; National Honor Society president; Double Dozen co-president; Legend Yearbook assistant editor; a member of the Leo Club.

College: College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ

Major: Elementary Education

Kim Davies

Class Rank: 14th

GPA: 4.135

Activities: Literary Arts Magazine editor; PEER mediator; PET program member; SADD member; active in the Chess and German clubs.

College: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Major: English, minor in Education

Thomas Nigro

Class Rank: tie 2nd

GPA: 4.3

Activities: fullback, varsity soccer (three years); rightfielder, varsity baseball (two years); Ski Club president; French Club member; Odyssey of the Mind; French Honor Society treasurer; National Honor Society secretary; worked on technical crew for school plays.

College: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Major: Engineering

Timothy Killion

Class Rank: 19th

GPA: 3.859

Activities: Class President (three years); National Honor Society vice president; Leo Club president (sr.), vice president (jr.), treasurer (soph.); Legend Yearbook editor; Spanish Honor Society; sweeper, varsity soccer (four years), senior captain; track (freshman); basketball (sophomore); coach of St. Cecelia School eighth-grade girls' basketball team in Pennsauken (20-5 league champions this year); Boys State Delegate member; American Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer.

College: Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Major: Undeclared

Race Spotlight...

Good Old Fashioned 5K Race

August 16 In Hammonton

In the race spotlight of this RCN issue is one of the oldest races in South Jersey - A Good Old Fashioned Footrace 5K.

This year's certified race, sponsored by the Athlete's Korner Sports Timing Systems in Hammonton, will be held Sunday, August 16, 9:30 a.m., at Hammonton Lake Park.

According to race director Jane Hoopes, the event started in 1978 and was a 10K for a few years and then five miles before changing to its present 3.1-mile distance.

Rapid Results concluded the race the first couple of years before the Hoopes began their race-timing business in 1981.

For more information, see the application or call Jane or Gene Hoopes at 609-561-4441.

Runner's Club

Bill Kile, III ("The Kid")
550 Bilper Avenue, Apt. #6020
Lindenwold, NJ 08021
Phone (856) 309-1135

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