Hudson - Litchfield News September 3, 2010 - 5
They Ran for Zach Charlie with
Outdoors Ban on Lead
Chalk Hundreds of runners stand in a “moment of silence” before the race began
by Doug Robinson Over 700 runners and hundreds of those who cheered the runners on participated in the first annual Zach Attack 5K Fun Run/Walk. Starting at Alvirne High School, residents of Hudson, Litchfield, Londonderry, Litchfield, Tyngsboro, Dracut, and Nashua, along with members of the Hudson Fire Department, Hudson Police Department, CB Patrol, and Town Hall, participated in the event. Each Hudson school also represented themselves in the event, as well as the Superintendent’s office and various Alvirne athletic teams. Even athletic teams from Nashua and Tyngsboro participated, too. The world-famous Banzai Bandits rode into Hudson in large numbers to support the run for Zach. As they pedaled down the street, those sitting along the side of the road could hear, “Go, Banzai – Go, Banzai.” As a team, they raised over $4,700 for the charity event. Spectators came from as far away as Florida to participate in the festivities. Mary-Joyce Hubbard, visiting from Florida and mother to Lauri Bisson, cheered on her daughter to the finish line, who rode as one of the Banzai Bandits. “This is a special day. We chose this
day, the 27th, because Zach wore the number 27 [on his football jersey],” commented Len Lathrop. “To all involved, we give our thanks.” The race began with a moment of silence for Hudson students Nate Hergenhahn, Tony Girginis, and Zach Tompkins, who have recently lost their lives at a very young age. Once the National Anthem played, the runners were off.
In a little over 14 minutes and while the
sun was still shining, the race was won by Joe Donnelly of Dracut. “I ran today because this is for charity.
This is a great cause, and it is really great to see a town get behind such an event,” stated Donnelly. For the next hour, participants young and old walked, ran, rode their bicycles, and were carried or pushed in carriages by a loved one, each accomplishing their goal of crossing the finish line. Each participant received a warm thank-you, a bottle of ice-cold water, and a medal emblazoned with the picture of Zach Stadium. With the words “Zach 5K” written on her little cheeks, PMA second grader Chloe, a Zach Attack runner, stated, “I remember Zach—he was nice and funny.” The donations received will be used to build Zachary’s stadium, an endeavor that has been embraced by the Hudson community. The stadium was a dream of Zachary, an 11-year-old boy who passed away in his sleep five months ago. Hudson has generously donated 13 areas of land for the project, and the stadium will be built without any tax dollars. When complete, Zach’s Stadium will contain two football fields, surround sound, a baseball diamond, a paved walking path, an ice rink, and a utility building. The anticipated completion date is September 2011.
You may have heard rumors that lead was going to be banned in ammunition and fishing tackle. Here is the truth; facing strong opposition from U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and others, a key federal agency denied a petition Friday, August 27, seeking a ban on lead ammunition used by hunters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), however, said it would continue to review another section of the petition on the use of lead in fishing tackle. In denying the request on banning lead ammunition, EPA said the Toxic Substances Control Act does not give the agency the authority needed to address that issue. “EPA is taking action on many fronts to address major sources of lead in our society, such as eliminating childhood exposures to lead,’’ EPA Assistant Administrator Steve Owens said in a statement. “However, EPA was not and is not considering taking action on whether the lead content in hunting ammunition poses an undue threat to wildlife.’’
Chloe, a PMA student and friend of Zach, shows off her pride as she begins to take the 5K challenge
While lead is certainly a toxic substance, there is no real science to back claims that shots or bullets possess any undue hazards to humans. Lead shot bans for waterfowl hunting has been in place for years, but limited research has been done to prove significant improvement to wildlife.
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