Number of Participants: 9
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $456
Event Type: Disaster & Emergency Services
Date: November 26, 2013
150 Idle Hour Boulevard Oakdale
New York 11769, United States
BROOKLYN, N.Y.- Members of the Dowling College men’s Lacrosse team participated in the 12th annual Tunnel to Towers run in New York City this past Sunday. More than 30,000 people showed up to the event to honor Stephen Siller and the 343 firefighters who died on September 11th, 2001, as well as pay special tribute to all the policemen, EMTs and construction workers who perished in their quest to save others.
“This is a special day for our program. It’s a memorable event that we have participated in for the past eight years,” expressed Head Coach Tim Boyle. “Being apart of this day is truly inspiring and motivational to our seniors. It is such a reward for all the time and effort they put into the program over the years.”
“It was amazing to see so many people supporting such a good cause,” said senior Tim Canevari. “Having this experience with my teammates is something I will remember forever.”
“This day is such a great experince to support the first responders and military personnel and recognize the sacrifice these men and women go through,” stated senior Billy Richardson.
ABOUT THE TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN:
The Tunnel To Towers Run, a living, breathing Memorial Tribute to the memory of the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, FDNY, all the 343 firefighters, and all first responders who sacrificed their lives that fateful day, and all those who perished on 9/11. The Foundation has established National Tunnel To Towers Runs across the country, so that We Will Never Forget. These runs are a memorial tribute to those firefighters who laid down their lives on 9/11. Funds raised through the runs support our programs, for firefighters in particular, we support the great work of the NYC Firefighter Burn Center Foundation and burn centers throughout America.
The Foundation recognizes that the torch held by Stephen and his fellow fallen brothers on 9/11 has been passed on to those who serve in the Armed Services. Building for America’s Bravest is a program that constructs Smart Homes for military returning home with devastating injuries. Smart Homes are custom designed, on a case-by-case basis, specially adapted to address the individual needs of our most severely injured U.S. military personnel. Building for America’s Bravest helps to restore their ability to live a life of independence and is our way to show our profound gratitude for all they have sacrificed.
Over the years, the foundation started in Siller’s memory has raised more than $30 million.