Hundreds of supporters come out to the Second Annual Lindsay Matthews Run at the Orchard Park Soccer Complex on Milestrip Road Sunday morning.
Lindsay Matthews graduated from Orchard Park High School in 2007. She was a sophomore attending Geneseo State University when she was killed in a tragic accident in November 2008.
Lindsay was an accomplished student and soccer player. She was the captain of the varsity soccer team at Orchard Park and a member of the Geneseo State team. She worked at the Boys and Girls Club and volunteered for the TOPS soccer program for disabled children.
Lindsay was studying to be a speech pathologist.
A memorial scholarship fund was set up in Lindsay’s name. An award is made annually to two members of an Orchard Park varsity sports team who intend to pursue higher education in a helping profession.
The proceeds from the Lindsay Matthews Run are used to benefit the scholarship fund.
John Deangelis of Orchard Park was the top male finisher while Mary Aldridge of Rochester was the top female finisher.