September 16, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
And they’re off! The first race of the day at the Bishop Dunn Memorial School’s Cupcake 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 15 was for the kids.
Bishop Dunn Memorial School held its annual Cupcake 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 15 on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College.
Bishop Dunn is a Pre-K to eighth grade school in the Catholic tradition, located on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College.
“[The event] raised over $10,000 again this year and donations continue to arrive in the mail,” said Nancy Benfer ’03 MSEd ’14, Bishop Dunn principal and Mount adjunct professor. “The money raised is used to fund scholarships and promote the Dominican Pillars of spirituality, community, service, and study.”
The race route took participants around the Mount campus, starting at the baseball field near Bishop Dunn. Races were held for both adults and children, and the event featured face painting, music from iHeart Radio, and more than 500 donated cupcakes.
The event involved more than 50 volunteers and almost 200 runners, many of whom were Mount Saint Mary College students, faculty, and staff. The list of Mount volunteers included Kim D’Angelo, director of campus events; Fr. Gregoire Fluet, chaplain and director of Campus Ministry; Trevor Purcell, assistant director of Athletics; Steve Sossler, head baseball coach; and more. The National Anthem was performed by Eliza Benfer ’19, Danielle Petricca ’19 (a current graduate student), and Julia Wheeler of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.