When you talk to people about Michael B. Proudfit, one thing becomes apparent quickly: The young man touched many lives during his brief 19 years. Now, his many friends and family members plan to show their joy at having known him with a special night and a 5K walk/run in his memory.
Proudfit, who died in a car accident in February, was a 2010 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School and had attended Clarion University, where he was on the swim team. He was also a former member of the St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team and the Blue Tide swim team, and had worked as a lifeguard at the St. Marys Community Pool. Many of his former teammates, along with businesses Secco Designs and Innovated Solutions, are sponsoring the “Michael B. Proudfit Memorial 5K Walk/Run” on Sunday, Aug. 5, and “Mike Proudfit Night” on Monday, Aug. 6.