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Marathon Effort Aids Bronxville's Chapel School Fund

From left, Dave Porter, Anderson Kenny, George Heath, Randy Watkins and coach Rev. Robert Hartwell. Photo Credit: Village Lutheran Church
From left, Dave Porter, Anderson Kenny, George Heath and Randy Watkins Photo Credit: Village Lutheran Church

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Four members of Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School community ran the TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of scholarships for the Chapel School students on Sunday, Nov. 2.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Hartwell, team coach and senior pastor of the church and school, helped form the charity run several years ago.

“I was so impressed by the courage and determination of our runners who braved the cold and the wind, all for the sake of scholarships for the most deserving students,” said Hartwell.

Runners are given a goal of raising at least $3,000.

"All money raised for Team Chapel Marathon goes to help support scholarship assistance for deserving students that otherwise may not be able to attend the Chapel School," said Kim Zwisdak, development office program manager.

"In these tough economic times, we hate to see anyone get left behind and are so grateful for the runners and their dedication to our school and students."

Team Chapel's runners for 2014 included George Heath, Randy Watkins, Anderson Kenny and Dave Porter.

“I had a great time! Randy Watkins was the 10th-fastest finisher from Connecticut,” said Heath.

The private, Christian day school has received gifts and pledges of almost $11,000.

James Dhyne, principal of the school, shared his thankfulness for the gifts received.

“Gifts continue to be recorded," Dhyne said. "Team Chapel did a fantastic job, and the money raised will go a long way in meeting the needs of our deserving students.”

Donations are still being accepted.

For more information on Team Chapel, contact the Chapel School at 914-337-3202 or online at

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