Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Local elementary children to benefit from J.T. Rembert Memorial Run/Walk

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The J.T. Rembert Memorial Run/Walk will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Ritter Park. Rembert was a linebacker for Marshall University from 2001 to 2004 who passed away July 9, 2012, from a pulmonary embolism.

Proceeds from the run/walk will go to the J.T. Rembert Memorial Enrichment Program and be used to assist local elementary school children in attending local camps and extracurricular activities.

The 3.2-mile event starts and ends at the Ritter Park Pavilion.

Cost to participate is $25 in advance and $32 on race day for adults, and $11 in advance and $15 on race day for children. Participants can sign up and donations can be made at in advance. Registration by May 3 guarantees him or her a t-shirt. Shirt availability will be limited on race day.

Also, registrations or donations can be mailed to: J.T. Rembert Memorial Fund, 617 10th Ave., West Huntington, W.Va. 25701. More information is available by e-mailing

Rembert started the Johnathan Goddard Endowment Scholarship for his former Marshall teammate who passed away in a motorcycle accident a few years ago.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197