Thank you to the Myers family and the entire Cal Poly Pomona community
After 11 years, Matt’s Run has come to an end. The annual 5K run/walk attracted more than 8,000 runners, walkers and volunteers, and also provided scholarships for students at Cal Poly Pomona.
With the Myers family, Cal Poly Pomona will continue the legacy by providing annual scholarships through the Matthew Myers Endowment. The first recipients of the new endowment fund will be announced in early November.
“Matt’s Run has become a fall tradition at Cal Poly Pomona, and the Myers family have been so supportive of this event and our students,” says event specialist Kelly Pina, who has helped organize the 5K since its inception. “Seeing the students come together every fall to raise money for scholarships has been the true highlight for all of us.”
Since the race started in 2006, the Matthew Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund endowment has awarded about nearly 100 scholarships. Last year, five students each received $1,000 to help with their education at Cal Poly Pomona.
The event honors the life of Matthew Myers, a communications student who died in 2005 after being hit by a car on campus. After his death, his family decided to sponsor an event that would honor his passion for serving others and inspire future students to do the same. Scholarship recipients are engaged in their community and are morally and religiously motivated.