Games, run/walk to support foundation


BURLINGTON – Two upcoming events will support the Garrett M. Brockway Foundation, created this year to honor Garrett’s sacrifice of organ and tissue donation after he died following an accident at age 10. He was a fourth-grader at Notre Dame Elementary School.
The first event, Games For Garrett, includes volleyball matches on Sept. 19 at Notre Dame Schools. Junior high games begin at 5 p.m. in the elementary gym. High school games begin at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Proceeds from a 50/50 raffle and dessert auction will benefit the foundation. Attendees are encouraged to wear green, Garrett’s favorite color.
His parents, Tiffini and Bruce Brockway, will speak about organ donation the evening of the games. The couple aims to get 100 people to sign up on the Iowa Donor Registry by the first anniversary of Garrett’s death. Eighty people had signed up by last week, she said.
The second event, a Garrett’s Path 5K Run/Walk, will begin Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. at Crapo Park (large shelter house) in Burlington. The day will include activities for people of all ages, and refreshments will be available after the race.
Fee is $25 until Sept. 20 and includes a dry-fit long-sleeve shirt and wristband. From Sept. 21-28, fee is $35, and a shirt is not guaranteed.
Early packet pick-up will be available Sept. 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the front lobby at the YMCA, 2410 Mt. Pleasant St. Race day registration and check-in begin at 7:30 a.m. at the large shelter.
The Garrett M. Brockway Foundation’s primary goal is to raise awareness of the need for organ donation. Also, the foundation will strive to impact children through academic scholarships and athletic programs.
Garrett was an altar server and Cub Scout who enjoyed baseball, soccer, basketball and Tae Kwon Do. He died Feb. 27 after being struck by a falling tree on Feb. 24. His organs saved the lives of five people, his corneas improved sight for two people, and his tissues have improved the lives of many other recipients.
For more information, visit, call (855) 5MY-HERO, email info@garrettspath.
org or visit Garrett’s Path on Facebook. To donate, write to Garrett M. Brockway Foundation, PO Box 942, Burlington, IA 52601.

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