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5K Run for Children’s Smile

5K Run for Children’s Smile
On Sunday September 22, 2019 our annual “5K Run for Children’s Smile” was held in Forest Park, NY organized by Children’s Smile Foundation and the Polska Running Team under the patronage of the consulate general of Poland.

The ceremony was opened by the consul Ewa Jerzykowska, who has been running with us for the second year. This year, for the fifth time, we have been helping children who are born with an unfortunate fate. On a beautiful, sunny day, many participants gathered both the youngest ones and the older ones. A total of almost 200 people. The youngest participants were 4 years old and the oldest lady in the run 5 K Nike Nizelle 79 years old! As you can see, the age didn't matter, it was a worthy cause - a run for 4-Year-old Victoria Kłosek from Pennsylvania with a congenital heart failure.

Thanks to the participants of this run we were able to collect donations reaching a total of $4,635 in order to help cover the Medical bills.

The winners of this year’s 5K run in the category of men are:

  • 1st place Krzysztof Rzaca
  • 2nd place Aleksander Jopek
  • 3rd place Tomasz Wawrzyniak

In the women's category:

  • 1st place, Justyna Dudko
  • 2nd place Marta Wawrzusiak
  • 3rd place Magdalena Sidor

Monetary prizes were awarded by Children's smile foundation and handed out by our President Beata Klar-Jakubowski and Vice President Mariusz Sniarowski, Consul Ewa Jerzykowska awarded the medals, the Director of the foundation Karol Liszewski gave the winners the trophies. Joanna Mrzyk presented the awards that were donated to the cause by Małgorzata Leniartek the Manager of the PSFCU Maspeth Branch.

All participants of the 1 K run were awarded with medals and the best received prizes awarded by the PSFCU branch in Maspeth and gifts from the Markowa pharmacy-in the age group of 4-8 years for

  • 1st place Nicholas Paparoussopoulos
  • 2nd place Karolina Wolski
  • 3rd place Filip Rząca.

In the age group of 9-12 years old

  • 1st place David Zareba
  • 2nd place Julia Bajor
  • 3rd place Aleksandra Weglarz


The Foundation would like to thank all participants of the run, sponsors and volunteers of the event. We would like to thank Polska Running Team for helping us prepare this sports event and for participating. Our main sponsor of this Run is the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union.

The sponsors of the T-shirts on which they had their logos were:

  • The Perecman Firm PLLC
  • Belvedere Bridge Enterprises Inc
  • Joanna Gwozdz Esq
  • Victoria Consulting & Development LLC
  • Vision Financial Planning and Asset Management
  • A.M.N. Corporation
  • Pulaski Association of Business and Professional Men Inc
  • Arthur’s Funeral Chapels Inc
  • Greg Wolski Physical Therapy PC
  • KW Landmark-II Keller Williams Adam Krzesniak
  • Green & Szymanski LLP
  • J&S Wood Flooring Inc
  • Little Einstein Daycare
  • Cobalt Mechanical Inc
  • ETS Contracting Inc
  • Onwelo Inc.

The shirts for the 1K run for children was funded by the John Paul II Polish School of Maspeth.

We would also love to thank Ms. Malgorzata Leniartek the manager of PSFCU in Maspeth for funding all the awards for our winners as well as Mr. Marek Wojcicki from the Markowa Pharmacy for presenting lunchboxes as prizes to our fastest runners from the 1K Kids run.

We also thank Syrena Bakery for the donation of 200 delicious treats with fruits for all our participants. Thank you to the Polska Running Team for the help of organizing this sporting event as well as your participation.

Thank you to Katarzyna Ziolkowska who was with us at the event to be our photojournalist who was with us from throughout the entire event. The album of photos is available to everyone on our website as well as on Facebook.

See you next year in Forest Park!