Statement from Michael Frankfurt, Chairman of the Armory Foundation Board, about the passing of Dr. Norbert Sander, Jr.

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As many of you know, Norb Sander, aka Dr. Norb Sander, Jr., 1974 NYC Marathon champion and the man of vision behind the ressurgence of the Fort Washington Armory, passed away on Friday March 17. The following is the statement from Michael Frankfurt, Chairman of the Armory Foundation, on the passing of our friend, Dr. Norbert Sander, Jr.

norb sander.jpgDr. Norb Sander, Jr. with some of the Armory Kids, photo courtesy of NYC Armory



Statement from Michael Frankfurt, Chairman of the Armory Foundation Board, about the passing of Dr. Norbert Sander, Jr.:

"It is with tremendous sadness and a heavy heart to inform that our dear friend Dr. Norbert Sander, Armory Foundation President and CEO, passed away on Friday. Norbert will remain a giant in the world of track & field. His tireless efforts and contributions to enhance both the sport and the lives of its student-athletes will live forever. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

There will be a wake on Monday, March 20, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at Monastery Church of The Sacred Heart, Shonnard Place in Yonkers NY.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers a donation in Dr. Norbert Sander's name be made to the Armory Foundation, 216 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032

About The Armory Foundation: The Armory is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of "Keeping Kids on Track." Each season the Armory -- the proud home of the NYRR Millrose Games -- hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 125,000 athlete visits. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, The Armory runs the Armory Track Invitational, the U.S. Army Hispanic Games, Artie O'Connor College Invitational, Armory NYC Indoor Marathon Presented by NYRR, the New Balance Games, and the New Balance Nationals Indoors. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. For more: Please visit ArmoryTrack.com.

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