Bob enjoying the road, smiling as always, and wearing his Mansfield University baseball hat. He could always be found in the stands at MU baseball home games, as well as those of most other MU sporting
events. He also enjoyed football and basketball, but if he had a student who was a swimmer, a wrestler, or played field hockey, he made a great effort to attend as many of their home meets and games
All proceeds from the Bridgman Memorial 5k Race go directly back into the local community. The 17th annual event, in 2017, produced $3,150 in overall charitable giving. Donations were as follows:
• $550 to the Mansfield University Cross Country Team
• $550 to the Bob Bridgman Memorial Scholarship at Mansfield University
• $550 to the Mansfield High School Cross Country Team
• $550 to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary
• $550 to Mansfield Ambulance
In addition, each graduating senior on the MHS Cross Country Team received a $100 scholarship. There were four recipients for a total of $400.
Overall Male Winner was Erik Kosek of Wellsboro, PA with a time of 17:49
Overall Female Winner was Heather Welsh of Lewisburg, PA with a time of 20:19
There were 113 finishers.
Thank you to everyone who took part as a runner, a sponsor, or a volunteer!