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Scholarship for Young Runners Established With CTF

Scholarship for Young Runners Established With Community Trust Foundation Running enthusiasts Norman and Patty DeRosa have established a college scholarship to remember their late daughter and to honor another Frostburg resident as a means to encourage young runners to work hard and pursue their dreams. The DeRosa’s collaborated with the Community Trust Foundation to create Katie and Molly’s “I Run Because I Love It” Scholarship in tribute to their daughter, Katie, and Molly Offstein, both of whom were outstanding teenage runners. “The scholarship is an opportunity to introduce others to these amazing young women with the hope that they may be inspired by the drive, grit, and humanity the girls demonstrated in their lives,” shared Mr. DeRosa.  The name of the scholarship was inspired by one of Katie’s poems. The Frostburg couple began the fund to benefit students in a four-county area as they recognize two young women who demonstrated kindness, hard work, determination, and a strong sense of community and family as well as a love for running. Sadly, Katie and Molly were tragic victims of road-running accidents. Katie DeRosa was fatally struck by a car while training for her freshman year at Beall High School in 1998. After attending a runners camp the year before, she was excited to have found her place among like-minded teenagers who enjoyed the sport of running. Katie achieved much in her 13 years. In addition to being a promising athlete, she was an accomplished violinist, an award-winning writer, a person of faith […]

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