Race To Replace // Pride of the Lions Fund

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          $135,284.08

          Raised

          Donations

          $500,000

          Goal

          This year, RC has another very important goal – to renovate and update the track and field complex and provide our hard-working student athletes with a state-of-the-art facility they deserve.


          We respectfully ask you to consider making a gift to this year’s campaign, we promise it will be a worthwhile investment!



          Frank Gagliano Athletic Complex


          We are proud to announce that the new athletic complex will be named after former RCHS Track and Field Coach Frank Gagliano.


          During his 9-year tenure at RCHS, Coach Gagliano built a track and field program that rose to national prominence and set the tone for athletic success and traditions that the RCHS community would enjoy for 57 years following his leadership.


          His Lion’s notably captured 3 Penn Relay Championshipof America titles, 3 NJ State Indoor Track titles and a State Cross Country Championship. Coach Gagliano continued his coaching career with success at Manhattan University, Rutgers University, The Nike Farm Team and as head coach at Georgetown University for 18 years.


          Bobby Hoffman Championship Track
           

          Part of the new athletic complex, The Bobby Hoffman Championship Track will be named after Bobby Hoffman, a dedicated, loyal and hard-working RCHS student-athlete who was a 12-time varsity letter winner and member of Coach Gagliano's Cross Country and Indoor Track teams. 

           

          He ran on RC’s first two Penn Relay Championship of America teams and

          was named the Union County Scholar Athlete during his 1965 senior year. After graduation, Bobby became the first RC student to attend the US Military Academy at West Point. After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam where Bobby led the last US Rangers combat mission of that war, he continued to serve his country in the military for 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement, Bobby worked for FitForce, a company that assessed the fitness levels of police forces across the United States and designed the police fitness programs. Bobby passed away the summer of 2017 after a courageous battle with brain cancer and had the distinct special honor of burial at West Point.


          We Need Your Support!

          This is a major fundraising project with an ambitious goal to raise the money to dramatically improve the RC Campus. We can only reach that goal – and make this much-needed Athletic Complex a reality – with the help of our alumni, donors and friends.