Zucconi 5K Charity Race to be Held in May

April 15, 2003

The first annual Dave Zucconi Memorial 5K will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2003. The race begins at 9:00 am on the Main Green of Brown University, with an awards ceremony following. This event is being held to honor the tremendous contributions Dave made to the College Hill community and to raise money for the Fox Point Boys and Girls Club of Providence, RI.

Dave Zucconi '55, the man known to many as "Mr. Brown," was an icon on the campus of Brown University for more than fifty years and one of Brown Athletics' greatest supporters. Zucconi worked zealously in the offices of admission, alumni relations, and development, devoting his adult life to making the University a better place for alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Zucconi also resuscitated the Brown Key Society and was active in the Brown Club of Rhode Island, the Providence Opera Theater, and the Providence Heritage Commission. Zucconi lost his battle with cancer in January 2003.

Starting from Brown's Main Green on George St., the measured 5K course winds through the campus of Brown and loops through the scenic eastside neighborhood of Providence, ending at Faunce Arch on Waterman St. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 men and top 10 women finishers.

All are invited to participate. This event is open to friends and family of Dave, the entire Brown community, and the running community at large. In order to compete all individuals must submit a registration form and entry fee. Pre-registration is $15.00; registration on race day will be $20.00.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Fox Point Boys & Girls Club to help support youth athletics at the club. Zucconi was an advocate of community based athletic programs from his childhood days in the Bronx, and a strong supporter of neighborhood and after school recreational activities.

Registration forms and information can be found at www.brownbears.com

For more information visit www.brownbears.com or contact Heena Trivedi (401) 863-7584.