In 1997, Stephen Hoffman and Tim Cavanaugh started the Run to Daylight Program to provide players from the Queens Falcons football organization with the opportunity to attend some of the top boarding schools in the northeast.
Tragically, Hoffman was among those lost in the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. Cavanaugh has successfully kept the program afloat and is now joined by fellow coach Joseph Marino.
Today the program is stronger than ever, with academically and athletically gifted boys attending top prep schools on football scholarships.
Currently, Run To Daylight is looking to raise money to build an after-school tutoring facility and an environmentally safe playing field.
Throughout the past 45 years, Queens Falcons has developed from a small intramural town league to a five-team, traveling program for approximately 200 children between the ages of 7 and 19 years old.
For more information on Queens Falcons and its programs, visit their website.