2011 Race for Champions


May 1, 2011

For the past six years, the South Florida community has rallied to support local Special Olympics athletes by participating in the annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions 5K Run/Walk – raising more than $3.17 million in much-needed funds for the athletes to date.

 More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the most recent race held in May at Nova Southeastern University (Nova). Sallarulo said that it is fitting the race annually takes place at Nova, as the university is the permanent home of SOBC and the only chapter of Special Olympics in the nation that is housed on a private college campus.

The 2011 race was held in memory of Don Taft, who was a great friend, philanthropist, business leader, amazing supporter of the community and namesake of Nova’s Don Taft University Center.

In Memory Of “Superhero” Don Taft

In Memory Of Judy Lippman


In Memory of  Katherine Agata, Pat Sallarulo and Barbara Ammerman



Broward Health

Pinion, Inc.




In Memory of Amy Allen

Michelle Pesonen

Nova Southeastern University

Paul, Patrick & Samantha Sallarulo

The Gill Foundation, Inc.




ANESCO North Broward, LLC – Dr. Richard Meli

Dr. Fred Lippman, NSU –    Health Professions Division

Lorraine Thomas



Amaturo Family Foundation, Inc.

American Institute of Massage Therapy

Auto Nation – Gail Butler

Berger Singerman, PA – Mitch Berger

Broward Bank of Commerce

Cazio LLC

Dennis Mackman - North Broward Radiologists, P.A.

Dr. Ronald F. Giffler – FirstPath, LLC

FreshPoint-South Florida

In Memory of Ivy McMahon

In Memory of Katie Crowley

In Memory of Michael Alan Kleinert

In Memory of Theresa Marconi

Johanne Marcoux

Nexera Medical

Ronnie G. Brown – Miami Dolphins

Tracy & Ari Roloff



ACAI Associates

AJ Nassar

Albert Miniaci - Paramont Vending, Inc.

Alpert Enterprises, LLC

Barry & Judy Silverman Foundation

C. Davis Electric

Cardinal Gibbons High School – Dillon Hall


FPL – Manny Miranda

Frank & Despo Cougentakis

Harry & Alice Durkin

HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab

In Memory of Bill Rizzo

In Memory of Chana Cohn

In Memory of Dean Hackley

In Memory of Frances Lundmark

In Memory of Guy Marcoux

In Memory of Joanne Rand

In Memory of Joe Milsaps

In Memory of Jonathon Rowell

In Memory of Justin and Matthew Boddy

In Memory of Norma Schmieding

In Memory of Ronnie Gray

In Memory Of Sargent Shriver & Eunice Kennedy Shriver

J.P. Taravella High School

JD Backhoe, Inc.

Joe Pineda - NSU, Huizenga School of Business

Lifestyle Magazines

Maygan Couture

Memorial Healthcare System

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Krupnick

Mr. Cool Waters

Notre Dame Club of Fort Lauderdale

NSU Alumni


Paul H. & Ann Marie Lundmark

Pine Crest School – Alexa Warman

Richard J. Zaden - Seiler, Zaden & Rimes, LLC

Ron Assaf

Stacy Ostrau – Society Scene, Sun Sentinel

The Motorcoach Store – Bradley Twait

Thomas Panza - Panza, Maurer & Maynard, PA

Victory Living Program

William C. Spencer



Ahearn Jasco & Company

Basic Food Int’l Inc. – John P. Bauer

Broward Barracuda Triathlon Club

Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale

Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center

Connie Francis

Dan Marino Foundation, Inc.

Dominic & Alicia Carrerira

Drew Jacobs


GSD Contracting, LLC

In Memory of George Joseph Berg, Jr.

In Memory of Ruth Kaplan

In Memory of Sherrill W. White

In Memory of Sophie Morrison

In Memory of Thomas Smith McCartin

In Memory of Urey “Brownie” Brown

Janet S. Miller

Joel L. Rush, DO, PA

Judith Levine

Kaye Stevens

Keith & Erin Brown

Kenny & Sandy Tate

Miami Dolphins Foundation

Michelle Gash

Mike Crowley

Mr. & Mrs. Tinsley Ellis

Non-Stop Entertainment

Profile Marketing & Public Relations

PSN Roadrunners

Rabbi Moishe Meir Lipszyc

Serge & Ida Campagnola

Slavny Family

South Florida Social

V. P. Corey McCool

Valarie Cavalier

Westin Diplomat

Westlake Preparatory School

WHG Runner Club