A Summit Tradition Where Kids Run First
This year will be the 37th annual Summit Tot Trot, a fun-filled field event where kids between the ages of two and ten run, race and have a ball. Created by the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club, the Tot Trot has grown from a memorable annual event into a meaningful Summit tradition that celebrates the spirit of community caring and fun.
Children who came out for the event in the early days are parents who enter their own children in this wonderful Memorial Field event.
It Takes a Village
Two years after opening its doors in 1976, Lois Schneider Realtor opened its heart as the lead sponsor of the Tot Trot. Well-known for its philosophy of generous community giving, the company has been a major benefactor of this event for over 35 years.
The partnership forged between the Junior Fortnightly Club’s Tot Trot and Lois Schneider Realtor has resulted in significant grants over the years to an amazing variety of non-profit organizations in our area, including this year’s recipient, The Valerie Fund
The Valerie Fund
Coincidentally, The Valerie Fund, established in 1976, the same year as Lois Schneider Realtor, was born in the New Jersey basement of the Goldstein family whose daughter, Valerie, succumbed to cancer. A group of benevolent friends supported the wish that no family should have to endure Valerie’s arduous treatment alone. This year, the proceeds raised from the Tot Trot event will benefit The Valerie Center, the esteemed children’s center dedicated to the health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Also a past recipient has been the well-established Valerie Fund’s Camp Happy Times, with a proud 30-year history of providing a one-week overnight camp experience for children 5 through 21 who have or have had cancer.
With an aptly named theme of ‘KIDS RUNNING FOR KIDS,” this year’s Tot Trot event is anticipating a record turnout.
The date for the Tot Trot is Sunday, May 31st at Memorial Field, 11 am to 2pm, rain or shine.
For information, contact: Shelley Davis (484) 343-1723
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