New Providence Education Foundation 'Strides4Students' Run/Walk, Oct. 11; Investors Bank Primary Sponsor

From left to right:  Hugo Barth, Daniel M. White, Michele Matsikoudis, and Vince Vyzas. Credits: Michael Shapiro

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The second annual USATF Certified New Providence Education Foundation 5K Strides4Students Run/Walk/Kids’ Fun Runs will take place on Sunday Oct. 11.  Investors Bank has been named the primary sponsor and has donated $7,500 for the event.

Daniel M. White, Retail Market Manager at Investors Bank, said, "We are excited to be the primary sponsor for the second year of the New Providence Education Foundation 5K Strides4Students.  The NPEF is a great organization that supports many programs and scholarships for the youth of New Providence and we are proud to support it."

The New Providence 5K is a fundraiser for the NPEF, whose mission is to provide teacher-initiated grants for all four New Providence public schools. The NPEF has awarded over $625,000 in grants since its inception in 2004 with more than $63,000 this past year.  

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Corporate sponsors include Investors Bank, Atlantic Rehab, Argent Plumbing and Heating, Creative Wallcoverings, Berkeley Aquatic and Lantern Hill.

“We are truly grateful for the community support and being able to provide our children with the best education a school has to offer," said NPEF President Hugo Barth.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the Strides4Students Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. There will also be a Kids’ Fun Run (for ages 10 and under) beginning at 10 a.m. at the high school track. Sponsorship opportunities for the New Providence 5K are available at various levels, starting at $100. Information about the race, sponsorship details, lawn signs and registration (which can be completed online)  can be found at or by contacting   

Sponsorships must be received by Sept. 10 in order to be included on the T-shirt.   Register by Oct. 4 to guarantee a race T-shirt and pay $75 for the entire family, or $35 for an adult (18 and up), $20 for youth (17 and under) and $15 for the Fun Run.  Registration prices increase after Oct. 4.

Register online at


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