Number of Participants: 5
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $127
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: October 8, 2015
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 14th 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.
“We have been bringing senior representatives to this event for seven years and each year I am amazed and honored to be involved in such an incredible day,” expressed Head Coach Tim Boyle. “The mission of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of Stephen Siller and all of the other firemen and first responders that laid down their lives that day and to also honor all of our military and first responders that continue to make the supreme sacrifice for our country. We are extremely privileged and fortunate that we are able to participate in this unbelievable event.”
“The Tunnel to Towers run was a great experience,” stated senior Andrew McMenemy of the men’s lacrosse team. “It’s a privilege to represent the men’s lacrosse team and be able to run alongside some of our brave heroes that sacrifice so much of their lives to keep America safe. When you’re almast finished, you run between two lines of cadets cheering you on with bagpipes playing in the background and then yu see the Freedom Tower. The beautiful sight makes me feel pround to be an American.”
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.