Seton Hall Law Students Run for Kids
These students hope the race, inaugurated in 2014,will remain an annual tradition for future Seton Hall Law runners.
On Sunday, September 13, Seton Hall Law students participated in the United Way’s 10K Run/3K Walk for Healthy Kids. The starting line, in Newark's Military Park just a block from the Law School, allowed students to meet and create relationships with runners and volunteers who actively participate in the Newark community.
The United Way held its first Run/Walk in 2014, drawing a team of Seton Hall Law students, including Melissa Powers '16. "It seems as if this is just the beginning of a great tradition for the Seton Hall Law community," she said. “I feel lucky to have the chance to be involved. The United Way's commitment to helping create strong communities is something I strive for as an individual and as a future attorney.”
“I really enjoyed participating in the Run For Healthy Kids,” said Capri Reid ‘17. “It was great to see everyone from the community come out and assist in bringing awareness to such an important cause. My favorite part of the race was getting to see all the young children so excited to participate and run in the race. I look forward to participating again next year.”
Agostino Zammiello ’16, placed third for his age group and 23rd overall in the 10K. “This is my second year participating in the United Way’s 10k Run for Healthy Kids,” he said. “It was really nice to see fellow students wake up early on a Sunday morning to give back to the community. Overall, it was an amazing experience bonding with students and all those who volunteered to put on this great event. Last year I volunteered because I was not fully healed from ACL surgery, but this year I was fortunate to compete in the 10K. Running is a sport where you are constantly pushing yourself and striving to achieve your best every time you lace up your shoes. That is something I will carry with me once I graduate Seton Hall Law School.”
The United Way of Essex and West Hudson facilitated the event and provided sponsorship to all Seton Hall Law participants. They run programs throughout the year and are always eager for support.
Pictured, from left are Seton Hall Law participants in the United Way’s Run for Healthy Kids (left to right): Anthony Osei ‘18, Sergio Suarez ‘17, Marquis Whitney ‘16, Renee Wilson '18, Capri Reid '17 and Agostino Zammiello '16.