March 9, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -
The Richmond women's soccer team will compete in the Nicole Megaloudis 5K against cross-town rival VCU on Sunday, April 11th at Byrd Park. Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and the race begins at 1:00 p.m.
The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation was started by Gail Rongen (Nicole's mother) after she passed away in an auto accident.
On February 9th 2004, Nicole (a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University) was killed in an auto accident on I-64 in Virginia. Nicole was a member of the VCU women's soccer team and a teammate to Richmond Assistant Coach Jen Woodie. Not only was Nicole an incredible soccer player but she was an amazing person with a huge heart. Nicole never wanted to see someone hurt or be without; and her dream was to go to Africa and help out the innocent children.
Gail Rongen, Nicole's mother, vowed to fulfill her daughter's dreams and help out other children that weren't as fortunate as Nicole. This is where the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation was born. Nicole believed that anything was possible - you just have to find a way to 'Make It Happen.' Please help us keep Nicole's dream alive, by participating in the 2010 Nicole 5K Run/Walk.
The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in 2004. The Foundation was established to assist students who hope to attend and graduate college. Scholarships are awarded based upon leadership qualities and demonstration of financial need. Our mission is to help students realize their dreams and to allow Nicole's memory to live on. The Foundation also helps out in Haiti and Hope Town (Bahamas).
Come support the Spiders' Running for Nicole!