Monday, September 15, 2014

Will Matthews Memorial Run at Farmer Invitational this Saturday

Hello everyone,
On Saturday, September 20th, Hayward High school will host their annual Farmer Invitational Cross Country meet.  However, this year is extra special because they have renamed the Coaches Race as the Will Matthews Memorial Run at 10:30am.  Unfortunately, Coach Matthews passed away last month unexpectedly.  Here is a brief story about this awesome man: 

In case you are wondering why I am sending this to you - I'd like to ask you a HUGE favor - come participate in the 2 mile run that has been named after him.  I will participate as well.  

Please help spread the word and invite as many people as you can. And please encourage them to invite and tell their friends to invite and tell THEIR friends!  We want as many people as we can get to come out and join us to help honor the memory of Coach Matthews.

Before you close this email PLEASE click on the link above to read about Coach Matthews.  He's been coaching since 1972 and was a Vietnam Vet.  

Informational links:
The Run: 


This is the same course that hosts the High School North Coast Section (NCS) Cross Country Championships every year where schools as far north as Arcata come to participate.

Parking will be scare so plan on parking far away.  Enter via the student parking lot and follow the crowd.

Looking forward to seeing you there!  

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Patrick Riley
P.S.  Whether you can participate or not please help spread the word.  


Anonymous said...

Is this the same Rick Riley that set the former 2 mile hs outdoor record?

Anonymous said...

Will Mathews, all class!

Albert Caruana said...

One of the nicest coaches I have ever come across in my over 20 years of coaching. A very sad loss but I am glad that we can remember him in a positive way at the upcoming invitational.

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