June 9, 2024

Dear Community Business:

As a successful business in the community, we understand that your time and resources are valuable. With that in mind, we would like to offer you the opportunity to support an annual fundraising event taking place this summer.

The 10th Annual “Grand Finale” Frederick Garrasi III Memorial 5K event will be June 9, 2024. Each year, we provide two, $1000 scholarships to graduating Seniors at Lake Shore High School in memory of Freddy Garrasi. We have included our race brochure with this mailing, which includes a message about Freddy’s life and legacy. Donations from businesses like yours allow us to offer a fun-filled, family-friendly day during which we celebrate Freddy’s memory and also raise significant funds for our two annual scholarships and various other organizations.

We are asking you to consider donating to our Annual event, so the event can continue to grow in success.

Donations which are most helpful to the success of our event include food and beverage items, gift cards or items to be raffled off, and items to be given away in the race bags that each participant receives. In previous years, we have had over 250 participants in the 5K event, with many more people attending for all of the day’s activities.

All donors to our event are acknowledged at the event and on social media pages for the event.

We appreciate any donation you are able to make to our fundraising event. We have also included information regarding sponsorship opportunities, if that is a possibility for your business. Please do not hesitate to contact Fred or Renee at 716-549-8457 or email FGIIIMemorialFund@yahoo.com with any questions that you may have, or to arrange for your donation to be picked up by one of our committee members. We look forward to working with you to support the scholarship fund.

Fred and Renee Garrasi Jr
The Frederick Garrasi III Memorial Fund