Join us for the 15th Annual Dave Logar Memorial 5K run and 1 Mile Walk Sunday May 19, 2013 at Cooper River Park. Online registration is available now so register today and be a part of our event! Click here to register online for the 5K Run or the 1 Mile Walk. It is fun for the whole family.
This year we will be helping Matthew Mccarroll, a 2010 graduate of cherokee high school. A diving accident last summer crushed matthew's C5 vertebrae. Just like DAve, Matthew was a great athlete and is staying positive while adjusting to his new life.
Our goal is to help Matthew and his family with the financial burden that an accident like this brings upon the family. To help us with our goal please click below.
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Dave Logar Memorial Fund is proud to announce that because of all of our Runners, Walkers, Sponsors, Donations, and Winning Bidders on the Silent Auction items last year, we were able to donate over $10,000 to Kevin Neary. Kevin was a victim of a senseless robbery that left him shot in the neck and paralyzed from the neck down. Despite his situation, Kevin continues to work hard and keep a positive attitude, which brings back memories of Dave and makes Kevin such a fitting candidate for the Dave Logar Memorial Fund. you can learn more about Kevin at
David Logar was born into a very loving family, the youngest of eight children. Dave went to Rowan University, where he was named 1st Team All ConfeThe rence and 1st Team All Region his sophomore year. However, Dave was soon faced with a challenge far greater than anything he ever encountered on a soccer field.
On July 13th, 1995 Dave's whole life was changed forever. Dave was struck head on
by a car while using a leaf blower he carried on his back. Upon impact, the handle on top
of the blower crushed his 4th and 5th cervical vertebrae and his limp body was thrown
40 feet in the air.
Dave was sent to Cooper immediately, and when doctors were asked what his condition was, "not good" was the response. But Dave continued to fight, to be determined, like he always had on the soccer field. Dave persevered through his time at Cooper, and was eventually sent to Jefferson, and then Magee Rehabilitation Center.
Growing up, Dave had always coached and mentored younger kids in the neighborhood. After his accident, Dave brought a new message to the students at Parkway Elementary School. Don't let anyone tell you what you can't do. Dave had a quote from Henry Ford in his room, "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off of your goals."