Second Annual Lite the Knight in Le Roy to benefit family of Deputy Frank Bordonaro
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on July 13, 2014 - 8:46pm
It was just about one year ago when we learned of the tragic accident in Wheatland which killed three and seriously injured two members of the Cal-Mum 5. Le Roy Physical Therapy and Village Fitness were very proud to have sponsored the first Lite the Knight 5K, which with the overwhelming support and generosity of the Cal-Mum and Le Roy communities, raised more than $12,000 for the victims' families.
Plans for the Second Annual Lite the Knight, to be held on Saturday Aug. 16 at Hartwood Park, have been under way for several weeks now. Our intent is to use the proceeds of this year's event to develop a Memorial Scholarship Fund.
We were incredibly saddened to learn of the untimely death of Frank Bordonaro earlier this week. Frank was a 19-year veteran of the Genesee County Sherriffs Dept., a devoted husband and father, and a true pillar of the Le Roy community who will be sorely missed. At only 44 years of age, he leaves behind his wife, Robyn, and two sons Bryce, 14, and Chase, 12.
Therefore, it is with pride and sadness that I announce we've selected the Bordonaro family as the recipient of this year's Memorial Scholarship, and ask the community to rally to support them through this event. All proceeds of the 2014 Lite the Knight 5K will be donated to the family.
More information about Lite the Knight is available at www.villagefit.com, or visit our Facebook page. In addition to the 5K run/walk on an illuminated course, this year's event also features a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, wellness fair, many free childrens' activities, a performance by Le Roy Marching Knights, a chicken barbeque by the Smokin' Eagle BBQ and Brew, and free live music by Flipside. A very special thanks goes out to the Le Roy, Stafford, Caledonia, and Pavilion fire departments who have volunteered their time and assistance in support of the event, and who will be setting up an interactive display of their fire engines for children and families to experience.
You may register yourself or your team for Lite the Knight at https://www.getentered.com/Register/groups/default.aspx?newgroup=true&event=28196. The registration page also offers the ability to make a donation or purchase a memorial luminary bag to light the course, whether or not you choose to participate in the run/walk.