Fly High Max 5K - Local Family Grieves & Changes Law
Roswell-based Max Gruver Foundation
Fly High Max 5K
@flyhighmax | www.maxgruverfoundation.com
A recent graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Max arrived on campus as a freshman at Louisiana State University majoring in political journalism. A few short weeks later he was found unresponsive after a night of what police have described as intense hazing at the fraternity he had pledged.
MAX GRUVER WAS A KIND AND GENEROUS YOUNG man who was deeply loved by his friends and family, loved sports with a passion, coached his little sister’s basketball team and published as a sports writer at www.defpen.com. He was so excited to begin preparing for his career in journalism at LSU, and had already made a new home in Louisiana.
A recent graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Max arrived on campus as a freshman at Louisiana State University majoring in political journalism. A few short weeks later he was found unresponsive after a night of what police have described as intense hazing at the fraternity he had pledged. His Roswell family - permanently grieving - continues to fight for justice and to make sure this senseless tragedy never happens again to anyone else. #flyhighmax
Max’s parents have said advocating on his behalf gives them a mission and way to reconcile the death of their son. They started the Max Gruver Foundation as a nonprofit to combat hazing on college campuses. They first mailed out 30,000 silicone wristbands that say "#FlyHighMax" and "Stop the Hazing." In the United States there has been at least one hazing death each year since 1961. In 2017, there were four.
The Max Gruver Foundation and the funds it raises are directed to raise awareness of the dangers of hazing, to teach the importance of looking out for each other, and to step in when a situation appears to be getting out of control, believing that together we can STOP THE HAZING.
In May 2018, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the "Max Gruver Act,” along with three other bills meant to curb hazing at universities. Under the Max Gruver Act, anyone involved in a hazing incident that leads to a person's death would face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Also in May of last year, The Max Gruver Foundation awarded Roswell student Jack Milani the first Max Gruver Scholarship which is given to a student who shares Max’s love for sports and journalism.
Sign up to run, sponsor and/or volunteer - we are running; and we are honored to be one of the Bronze sponsors for the upcoming 5K event on February 2. There is nothing more dear to our hearts here at RM than shining the light on the amazing families we have in Roswell, who even through tremendous grief are determined to help others in meaningful ways.
Fly High Max 5K | February 2, 2019
Find registration information for the Fly High Max 5K at www.30075life.com/max
Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 9am
Course: Blessed Trinity High School Campus
11320 Woodstock Rd/ 30075
Race Day Packet pickup starts at 7:30 am
$25 Race Registration through a direct link on the @flyhighmax Facebook page.
Early packet pickup - February 1, 3-5pm at Johnny’s Pizza - 550 West Crossville Rd/30075
Chip Timed start & Finish
Awards | Sponsorship levels:
Bronze: $100 Flyer in bag and booth
Silver: $300 Flyer in bag, booth and 5 race entries
Gold: $500 Flyer in bag, booth, logo on banner, 7 race entries
Platinum: $950 Flyer in bag, booth, logo on banner and shirt, 10 race entries
Lead Race Sponsorship :$1200 Flyer in bag, booth, logo on banner + shirt, 15 race entries and more...
For Sponsor information for “Stop the Hazing...Fly High Max” contact Kelley Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the event go to the Max Gruver Foundation. Max lived his life full of laughter and bringing a smile to those around him.The Max Gruver Foundation is fighting to raise awareness of the dangers of hazing, to teach the importance of looking out for each other, and to step in when a situation appears to be getting out of control. Together we can STOP THE HAZING.
You can also download and print a registration form at 30075life.com/max.
Virtual Race Option
Can't make it out to the event site on race day but still want to participate? Here's how it works: Register for the Virtual division. Start Training. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time. Submit your race time by end of race day. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online. Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures and your T-shirts & medals will be shipped to you!