5th Annual Neil Shapiro 5K Walk/Run
Annual 5K Walk/Run to celebrate the life & legacy of Neil Shapiro. This is a family event for the town of Winthrop & surrounding communities. All proceeds to benefit Viking Pride Foundation for the Winthrop high school Drama Club.
Neil Shapiro was born and raised in Winthrop; he was a friend and mentor to many. He had a true love for his community of Winthrop. He was a long time, dedicated Dramatic Arts Teacher and Director (as well as an assistant girls Basketball Coach) at Winthrop High and Middle schools, where he touched the lives of many students. He passed at the young age of 48 from a rare blood disease called Myelofibrosis.
To celebrate his life, former students, friends and family plan an annual 5K race at Deer Island in Winthrop in his honor.
All funds raised through the Neil Shapiro Memorial 5K will benefit Winthrop High School Drama Society (via our partner, the Viking Pride Foundation).
Please join us to fundraise for the Winthrop High School Drama Society and to remember our teacher, mentor and friend - Neil Shapiro.