|1998 alumnus completes marathon, raises funds for veterans|
|Thursday, October 15, 2015|
Kevin McGuire, Class of 1998 - McGuire completed the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 11 and used the opportunity to raise funds for a special cause. He completed the marathon in two hours, 48 minutes and 31 seconds, which placed him at 368 out of approximately 45,000 runners (Top 0.8 percent of racers).
McGuire ran the race to benefit Homes for Our Troops, a charity which builds mortgage-free homes for disabled veterans. He raised $2,595 through direct donations - and ones he and his wife, Jane (Erslon) McGuire, Class of 1998, matched. McGuire was recognized a special dinner for raising the second-highest amount of all the marathon runners. Several donations came from students and staff at Holman Middle School in Pattonville, where Jane McGuire works as a reading specialist.