More than 500 people are registered for the virtual Big Red Race (BRR)
– and 18 of them come from the Schorr Family! BRR proceeds benefit the Lawrenceville School Camp which, for more than a century, has been providing a summer camp experience for local, underserved kids.
“The Schorrs epitomize the ideals of the School Camp community - service, honor, loyalty, hard work, friendship and commitment spanning decades,” said Holly Burks Becker, who, along with Jeff Durso-Finley, is the BRR Co-Director. “They show up at the race and at School Camp, as a family, year after year, ready to embrace the challenges with great heart and good cheer. The Big Red Race wouldn't be the same without them!”
Leading the pack is Col. David Schorr, a retired member of Lawrenceville’s faculty and staff, who also served as beloved School Camp Director for many years. Col. Schorr’s ties to the School run deep – he’s a parent to three Lawrentians, grandparent to four, and an honorary member of four classes. “The Schorrs,” he said, “are all looking forward to this year’s Race, even in its virtual form.”
“The Camp is strong as ever and the main reason for this is the support provided by the BRR for the past 17 years,” Col. Schorr said. “Hats off to Holly and Jeff, and all their wonderful volunteers for making it happen. The Lawrenceville School is a better place because of the School Camp.”
For more than a century, Lawrenceville’s School Camp has provided local, underserved youth (age 7-12) with the time of their lives. “Scamp,” located in Warren County, N.J. is open for two, two-week sessions each summer. The setting is a bucolic 54 acres of woods and fields in rural Warren County, N.J. – about as different an environment as one could imagine from the city life most campers lead. The Camp’s facilities include four cabins for both campers and counselors, a lodge for meals and indoor activities, a bath house, an infirmary, basketball court, soccer field, kickball/softball field, and a pond for swimming and fishing.
The benefits to the campers are obvious but the Lawrentians who volunteer as counselors also gain invaluable life lessons – and have a great time doing it. Kelly Schorr ’17 said that being a Scamp counselor was her favorite Lawrenceville memory. “Between the spirited campers and the endless traditions such as ‘Chunga Munga,’ and cabin competitions, there is truly no place like ‘Scamp.’ Both the campers and the counselors are eternally grateful for the camp experience and for all the efforts that make a special School Camp summer possible like the Big Red Race!,” Kelly said.
Join the Schorr Family and support School Camp! Register now
to run or walk a 5K (3.11 mile) Your confirmation email will include a link to your personalized “race bib” and a link to input your timer. May 29 - June 1 will be the official race weekend but you will be able to upload your times at any point in May and into June if your local conditions require a delay. See you on “Race Day!”
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at email@example.com.