The Milford Fire Department and the Milford Recreation Department will hold the second annual James Mattioli 5K Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m. at Fowler Field in Milford.
James was a baseball loving, active six-year-old boy who lost his life in the tragic Newtown school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012. James was born in Milford and later relocated with his family to Newtown.
With a bunch of lasting happy memories here in Milford, the Mattioli family has decided to create a scholarship fund for a Joseph A. Foran or Jonathan Law High School student planning to attend college. All proceeds from the race will go to establishing the scholarship and continuing it for years to come in memory of James.
“Our hope is to keep the legacy of James close to our hearts here in Milford and give back to the community which James was a part of,” organizers said.
There will be a kids fun run/obstacle course and a certified 5K course that starts at Fowler Field, passes the James Mattioli Playground then runs along Gulf Beach back to Fowler Field.
There will be a post race celebration with a variety of local food trucks.
For more information, to register or make a donation go to https://raceroster.com/events/2015/4012/the-2nd-annual-james-mattioli-5k.