Coach Mitch had an aura about him- he radiated unconditional kindness, authenticity, and a passion for life. He had the ability to inspire every individual he met, while also teaching us valuable lessons that extend far beyond the softball field. Of course, he taught us the fundamentals of softball, but unknowingly, he was teaching us the fundamentals of life and how to be good people.
Coach Mitch lost his very best friend and the love of his life, Sandee Kline a few years ago as she battled Leukemia. You could feel the love he had for his wife as he spoke about her, which spoke volumes about him. He was so dedicated and involved in fighting for the cure, he completed the TriRock triathlon each year, raising $30,000 of dollars to donate towards cancer research. Unfortunately, Mitch himself was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed away in September of 2016.
As time goes on without Mitch, we often feel his presence...that same aura. Every day we realize the impact he made on the community around him. He always stressed the importance of giving back to causes that mean something to you. We cannot imagine a better cause than something that affected Mitch and those of us he impacted so heavily. We realize that Mitch set high standards for fundraising, but we hope to raise as much as possible. Please join us on the walk or by donating to help fight brain tumors in Mitch’s memory and honor.
Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
Location: The Navy Yard, Marine Parade Grounds – 4747 South Broad St. Philadelphia, PA
Length: 5K (3.1miles) – both the walk and run
Pre-Event Activities: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Race/walk starts: 10:00 AM
Remembrance Ceremony 8:45 AM
Post-Race Program 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Your support ensures this important work will continue.