Saugus honors one of his own

“It’s been almost 16 years since we lost Scott in Ramadi,” said CEO Michael Procopio, Scott’s brother. “The Gold Star Run for Honor is not only our way of continuing to honor Scott, but also of representing and supporting our community and those who have similarly lost loved ones. We are proud to honor Scott’s memory and to perpetuate his goodwill within the community.

To honor Scott’s memory, all proceeds from the Gold Star Run support the Cpl. Scott Procopio Memorial Scholarshipwhich raised more than $250,000 in scholarships and aid to local schools and also provided scholarships and opportunities for children, siblings and spouses of U.S. armed forces personnel killed in action.

In two years — from 2019 to 2021 — the Gold Star Run has paid out more than $80,000 for continuing education for high school students.

The race will take place on May 28 and will start at 8 a.m. at City Hall.

The race is open to all ages and abilities, with participants having the option of walking or running the course. There will also be a quarter-mile “Kids Fun Run” for children under 10, which will start at 7:45 a.m. at the closed roundabout and end under the High5EM finish arch.

For adults and children over 10 there will be 1km, 5km or 10km races for runners and a 1 mile walk as well. All participants will receive custom designed finisher bibs and medals.

Local businesses wishing to get involved in the Gold Star Run can participate in the second annual Corporate Cup Challenge on race day; the Corporate Cup is expected to have 15 supporting companies this year, each competing for the Corporate Challenge Cup. Participating teams of three employees each are divided into three divisions: women only, men only and mixed.

For more information on the Gold Star Run and to register online, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Saugus/GoldStarRunforHonor.

The Procopio Companies, a fourth-generation Lynnfield-based company, has been developing luxury single-family, multi-family apartments and condominiums, mixed-use and commercial-industrial projects throughout New England for over 70 years. For more information, please visit procopiocompanies.com.

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