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Westlake High's 18th Annual Memorial Turkey Trot Honors John Barresi

Racers hitting the course at the Westlake campus during the 2014 Memorial 5K Turkey Trot.
Racers hitting the course at the Westlake campus during the 2014 Memorial 5K Turkey Trot. Photo Credit: Provided
Eric Gruettner, a cross-country and track teammate of John Barresi was the first male finisher in the 2014 race..
Eric Gruettner, a cross-country and track teammate of John Barresi was the first male finisher in the 2014 race.. Photo Credit: Provided

THORNWOOD, N.Y. -- Westlake High School's 18th Annual John Barresi Memorial 5K Turkey Trot will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. on the school campus. Register at 9:30 a.m. in the high school lobby.The suggested donation to run is $10. All funds support the John Barresi Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For those who can't run, donations are accepted and can be dropped off at the high school or mailed to: The John Barresi Scholarship Fund c/o Stephanie Hopkins 825 Westlake Drive, Thornwood, NY 10594. Make checks payable to: The John Barresi Scholarship Fund.

The annual 5K race honors the memory of Barresi, a 1996 Westlake High School graduate who was an avid runner, captain of the track and cross country teams, and the 1995 Homecoming king. He was a seaman recruit in the U.S. Navy and died at the age of 19. The track at Westlake High School is named for him.

Barresi's family set up a memorial scholarship in his name that is awarded each year to a senior who exemplifies his qualities.

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