Posted at: 01/19/2013 10:50 AM
Updated at: 01/20/2013 6:55 PM
By: Cadence Acquaviva
NISKAYUNA - A 5K run and one-mile walk in Niskayuna kicked off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Town Hall in solidarity with the Strides for Sandy Hook 5K taking place in Connecticut.
The money raised will benefit the Newtown Park Gift Fund to build a memorial in honor of the teachers and children lost at Sandy Hook.
At the request of the Sandy Hook families, a portion of the funds will be directed locally to the Van Antwerp Middle School Best Buddies program and the Niskayuna fire department in honor of Grace Kline. The 14-year-old Van Antwerp student died in a fire earlier this month.
The Niskayuna Strides for Sandy Hook 5K was organized by Niskayuna Moms on the Run.