Brink 5K Honors the Memory of David Brinkerhoff, April 23
NYS Trooper and UAlbany alumnus David C. Brinkerhoff was killed in the line of duty in 2007, but a UAlbany 5K race in his memory continues his legacy.
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 21, 2016) – On April 23, 2016, almost nine years to the day that New York State Trooper and UAlbany alumnus David C. Brinkerhoff, B.A. ’01 was killed in the line of duty, Brinkerhoff’s family and friends will mark the occasion with the running of the 9th Annual Brink 5K at UAlbany.
The run/walk will retrace a route that Brinkerhoff ran during his years as an undergrad and later, as a trooper: the UAlbany loop. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. on the Science Library Lawn.
Funds raised from the Brink 5K will go to the David C. Brinkerhoff scholarship, awarded each year to a member of Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service, UAlbany’s student-run rescue squad and the host of the Brink 5K.
Jordan Arnold, B.A. ’97, met Brinkerhoff when they served on Five Quad together, and the two became fast friends.
“Brink had a tremendous work ethic. He was sharp and really funny. He was also a genuinely good person; helping others came naturally to him,” said Arnold in the Fall 2013 UAlbany Magazine.
He and Brett Morey, B.A. ’98, one of Brink’s best friends, decided to hold the race each year as close to April 25 as possible so that Brink’s family would have something positive to look forward to that day each year.
Arnold credits Five Quad volunteers for their work in building the scholarship endowment.
“They took on this event with amazing spirit and limitless dedication. It says so much about Five Quad that the volunteers didn’t even know Brink, and yet they honor him like family, year after year. It’s deeply satisfying to know that the values he stood for and the contributions he made will be honored at UAlbany forever,” said Arnold, senior managing director in K2 Intelligence’s New York office, who earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School after graduating from UAlbany.
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