Schott 2017 Run, Walk & Roll to Benefit Persons who are Deaf or Disabled

August 9) Schott Communities has scheduled their 2018 “Run, Walk & Roll” for Saturday, October 13, 2018, with race day registration starting at 6:00 a.m.  The start of the event will take place on their campus located at 6591 South Flamingo Road in Cooper City, FL.  All proceeds will benefit the organization’s mission “Schott Communities, founded with the belief that every person has the right to be treated with dignity and care, is dedicated to providing life-enriching programs, services and residences to meet the multiple needs of persons who are deaf or disabled.”  The Schott “Run, Walk & Roll” will again wind through the beautiful community of Southwest Ranches on a USTAF certified course.  Entrants can choose to participate in the timed 5K Run or the 1 mile Walk & Roll.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help continue Schott Communities’ mission – to create an environment of dignity and care where persons with physical and/or mental challenges are encouraged to grow in self-acceptance and independence.  Each year, over 500 adults with special needs pass through our doors and look to us to help them to strive for a better life.

We are proud to have Tim McCloskey, Andrew Almeida and Diego Zorrilla as co-chairs for the event.  Mr. McCloskey is Chief Financial Officer of Duty Free America's and an avid runner.  Mr. Almeida is a young man who, though born with Cerebral Palsy, defied his doctor’s predictions that he would never walk or speak.  Mr. Zorrilla, born with Spinal Bifida, has become a member of a wheelchair league. They are inspirations of determination, passion and achievement.  “We are so excited to continue to see this event grow with more sponsors and participants.  Some of these runners are dedicated athletes who take part in similar events throughout South Florida,” stated Event Co-Chair Tim McCloskey and added “At this event, they have a chance to meet some of the extraordinary individuals who benefit from Schott’s many programs.  They are glad to support such a worthwhile cause and help to make a difference in their lives.”

The event is expected to attract over 800 people this year.  Part of the event’s festivities will include vendors and a great breakfast!

Many thanks to the following major sponsors for their generosity: Duty Free Americas, Taste of the NFL, and SPR Insurance, plus additional sponsors, such as Publix Super Markets Charities, Police Officers Assistance Trust and Boyd Watterson Asset Management.  Sponsorships are still available as well as vendor booth spaces.

Pre-registration fee is $25.00 and race day registration is $30.00.  A hot breakfast, is complimentary for all event registrants and $5 for all guests.  All interested participants should contact Schott Communities at 954-434-3306 or visit their website at  Pre-registration information is also available at Runner’s Depot (954-474-4074) and Running Wild (954-565-9400).  Register online at or visit the Schott Communities website.  Pre-registration closes on Friday, October 12th at noon at all locations.

Jerry Cohen, Director of Annual Funds and Stewardship
Schott Communities for Persons who are Deaf or Disabled
954-434-3306 or