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Final ‘Pat’s Pavement Pounder’ is Sunday

Jane Forstadt, left, mother of Pat Cole, stands next to a mural made in Pat’s memory with Gloria Kennedy from Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Both Forstadt and Kennedy will speak at Sunday’s Pavement Pounder benefit, to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the F-M High School track.

Jane Forstadt, left, mother of Pat Cole, stands next to a mural made in Pat’s memory with Gloria Kennedy from Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Both Forstadt and Kennedy will speak at Sunday’s Pavement Pounder benefit, to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the F-M High School track.

— This year’s event will include music by Now and Then, games by the Saint Ann’s Youth Group, a craft tent for kids, raffles provided by community members and businesses, refreshments and guest speaker Gloria Kennedy from the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Forstadt will also speak to those in attendance to open the benefit.

“I am so grateful for the 12 years of support this phenomenal community has given us and look forward to the wonderful spirit people bring to this event,” Forstadt said.

Forstadt said Patrick’s memory lives on in those friends and families who have contributed to the success of Pat’s Pavement Pounder.

“He will continue to be remembered each year when the Patrick Cole Courage Award scholarship is given to a Fayetteville-Manlius senior who exemplifies Patrick’s love of life, strength of character and positive attitude through adversity,” she said.

To register for the race/run online, go to www.foundationforupstate.org/patspavementpounder. Registration is $20 for individuals or $40 for families, and includes a T-shirt. Day-of registration will run from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the high school track, 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike.

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