Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY Fundraiser


Event Date

Sat, Jun 11, 2016


Germantown, MD


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

The 5th Annual Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY Fundraiser raises awareness of traumatic brain injuries and honors our beloved son, brother, and friend, Derek Sheely.

Event details and schedule

Please join us for a great cause! The LEAD THE WAY Fundraiser starts at 8:40am on Saturday June 11, 2016 at Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland. The event will take place on the track where we will walk and/or run for 40 minutes.

There will be music, medals, food, and door prizes!

Please arrive by 8am to pick up your packet.

There is plenty of parking at the high school.

Many thanks to our sponsors, especially our lead sponsor, Spartan Medical.

This fundraiser is in honor of Derek Thomson Sheely, a strong and healthy honor student who grew up in Germantown and played fullback and linebacker in pee wee, high school, and college football for nine years. Derek was a 2007 graduate of Northwest High School and one of the captains of the football team. He was two-time academic all-conference selection in college. On August 22, 2011, during football practice for his senior season at Frostburg State University, Derek suffered a traumatic brain injury and died one week later on August 28. He was 22 years old. In Derek's honor we created The Derek Sheely Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at raising awareness of traumatic brain injuries so that what happened to Derek will not happen to another child.

We hope to see you at the 5th Annual Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY Fundraiser! We truly appreciate your support over the past five years. Thanks to you, we have awarded five scholarships and have distributed nearly 10,000 Concussion Awareness Kits in 17 states. Our work will continue to educate others on the dangers of concussions, and we need your continued support; however, the race this year is our last race.

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