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Polly Zeiger 5k Fun Run

The New River United Endowment Committee is proud to announce the kickoff of the 2nd annual Polly Zeiger 5k Fun Run. 

On August 11, 2018, the morning will start with a 1 mile dash for younger runners and families @ 9am, followed by a 5k at 9:15.  The run will begin and end at the CRC Soccer Field located on Innovation Drive.  Geared towards both the avid and novice runner/walker, all proceeds will go directly into the Polly Zeiger Memorial Endowment which provides soccer scholarships to those in need.  Please click here for more information!

The endowment is a collection of donations that is invested in perpetuity and is designed to provide grants to offset program costs for those that require financial help to play at NRU.  Our goal is to be able to meet 100% of this need through the interest income generated by the endowment. 

Polly Zeiger was a long-time enthusiastic supporter of NRUSA, and all three of her children played or currently play soccer for NRU. This endowment is designed to help those in need and to honor Polly’s beautiful spirit.  Polly’s legacy was her love of community and her drive to help children in need.  In her memory, the Zeiger family created the endowment to benefit children playing with NRU.

Thanks for your support, we wish everyone light and love!

The NRU Endowment Committee

Matt Zeiger (Chair)

Kevin Brenner

Billy Newcomb

Jason Pospichal


The endowment was started by the Matthew Zeiger family, in memory of Polly.  Matt has supported NRU as Vice-President, Travel Commissioner, Travel Manager and Coach.  Currently, he serves with the NRU Endowment Committee.  Polly was a long-time supporter of NRU, as all three Zeiger children have played or currently play with the club.  It was impossible to mistake Polly's unique voice on the sidelines of the matches she attended, as she urged the NRU teams to play their best.  Polly battled breast cancer for three years before ultimately losing the battle in 2011.  An educator with MCPS, Polly insisted on continued to teach through her sickness because her students were a source of joy to her.  During the last years of her life, her motto was "Light and Love" and she was an intense source of both to those that knew her.  Polly's kind and giving spirit is the inspiration for the endowment.

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