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A Life Long Love Affair Keeps Going and Going

Thank you to the Billy Lake Community for your endless support for this year's Marathon. To be by our side for 25 years is hard to comprehend but we love you for it. Special thanks to the staff at Haverford College, especially Bobbi Morgan and the Haverford Women's Basketball Team for filling in the various work stations.

Thank you to Jim Martelli for coordinating 12 high school teams from the St. Joseph's Basketball Camp, including: Archbishop Carroll, Bergen Catholic,Bishop Shanahan, CB West, Conwell Egan, Eastern Catholic, Girard College, LaSalle High School, Monsignor Bonner, Montgomery High, Octorara High, and Penncrest High. Thanks to Phil Martelli for sharing his camp with us. Also, thanks to Springfield High and Marple Newtown High for completing our day.

Thank you to our anchor teams: The Lake Family, Brookline Blvd., the Clubhouse, and our new entry, Preston Scheirer's All Stars.

Thank you to Jack Landrin and the Referee Staff who donated their time for the marathon. The Referees: Vince Reilly, Paul McShane, Shamus McNulty, David Booth, Mike Morris, Tim McClatchy, Bill Corcoran, Dom Frassinelli, Mike Kondravi, Rich Adelizzi, Greg Casey, Tom Hoban, Pete Nikander, Bill McDougall, Greg Powell, Randy Pritzker and Rex Schilgen. They were fantastic!

Thank you Joan Borowsky and ALS Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Joan brought the Philly Phanatic, the Aqua String Band, and her endless energy to guarantee a successful day. And, she does it without coffee!

Thank you Jerry McLaughlin for the auction items and for representing brother, Jim. Jerry flew in from Chicago for the weekend to give us a hand.

Thank you to Casey's, Drexel Hill, for hosting our thank you party for the patrons and volunteers. Frank Melvin has been with us for 25 years both as a sponsor for the Marathon and the Basketball League. Special thanks to Matt Melvin for coordinating and overseeing the party.

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