"Benjamin Lee Knight, a recent physical therapist graduate from the doctorate program at Alabama State University, died June 4th, 2017 while hiking the mountains of Arizona. Ben was exceptional in all his endeavors and had a gift for making others feel loved, valued, and cared for. His joy was contagious and his compassion remarkable. Ben possessed all the qualities to be an excellent physical therapist, as he willingly and joyfully went the extra mile to serve his patients, and everyone in his life. This race is organized by the Alabama State University Physical Therapy students in honor of Benjamin and the legacy he left, reminding us to live life to the fullest, provide the best care possible to our patients, and to go the extra mile."
Event details and schedule
The 5k race will begin at 8 a.m. Please arrive by 7:15 a.m. for packet pick up.Participants can enter campus at the Hall St. entrance and can park in the grass lot across from the Buskey Building or park in the lot behind the football stadium on Pineleaf St. and walk to the Buskey Building. Their will be door prizes and awards following the race.
One third of the proceeds will go towards the Benjamin Lee Knight Memorial Fund, one third will go to small nonprofit charitable organizations that focus on the needs of the older adult in Auburn, Troy, and Montgomery, AL, and one third will go to the Student Physical Therapy Organization for their annual Spring Conference.
ASU Student Physical Therapy Organization