Mike Walsh Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Bement, IL US 61813
5K Run/Walk in memory of my dad, Mike Walsh who lost his battle with a brain tumor in March of 2003. Proceeds benefit the local scholarship foundation and/or athletic programs.
A "fast & flat" run through the streets of Bement to the country and back!
Registration is online or on site. Packet pick up on race day 7:30-8:45 in the Small Gym of Bement High School. (Southeast side of school building)
Don't forget to bring your family to enjoy "Christmas in Bement" with Christmas festivities, open houses, crafts, vendors, a parade & Santa Claus!
Ten and a half years ago Mike Walsh’s life was cut short after a courageous fight with brain cancer. Since his passing, his family has donated money to Bement High School to provide new uniforms for the girls’ basketball program. They have also donated money to install new bleachers at the football field. Mike Walsh was devoted to Bement High School and their athletic programs. He served on the school board for 10 years and was also an active member of the Bement Athletic Booster Association. He volunteered as a coach for girls’ basketball program and played a big part into introducing girls’ softball into Bement High School as well a volunteer assistant coach. For all that Mike did for the school they renamed the gymnasium at the school after him. It is now called Walsh Gymnasium. Every December the school hosts a Mike Walsh Memorial Basketball tournament in his name. Mike got to see all three of his children play college athletics. We are trying to make that possible for other local families. With your help we can make that happen. We are organizing a 5K walk/run on December 1st 2012 in Bement that will begin at the high school. Proceeds will go into a scholarship fund for local athletes continuing their sports career at a two or four year university and to support the athletic program at Bement.