ABOUT SCOTT BEIGEL

Scott Beigel was a teacher. A cross-country coach. A counselor. A son. A brother. An uncle.  A grandchild. A nephew. A cousin. A friend.

He died a hero for his actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where he taught geography and coached cross-country.

For 28 summers camp was Scott’s home away from home.  He first went to camp at the age of seven.  His mother Linda gave him pre-addressed and stamped “fill-in-the-bubble” stationary to send home so he would not have to write letters at rest time.  Scott returned year after year, becoming a beloved counselor and staff member. The summer of 2018 would have been Scott’s 29th consecutive summer at camp.  In 2017, Scott joined the staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland FL. where he accepted the positions of ninth-grade geography teacher and cross-country coach.  Teaching, mentoring, guiding and helping children of all ages flourish became Scott’s mission in life.

“He was a hero before he saved these lives. Just as many people who will be talking about Scott would be calling him a hero even if this didn’t occur. Obviously, a tragedy,” Beigel’s sister Melissa Zech said Saturday.

“Scott Beigel wasn’t a hero because he opened the door to his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that day. He was a hero because he opened doors every day.”

- ESPN MAGAZINE
Truly kind and thoughtful words by President Barack Obama. Thank you for your support!
Letter from Barack Obama

Dear Michael and Linda-

Your son seemed like an extraordinary young man, and Michelle and I grieve alongside you.

We can only imagine the hardship you are going through; hopefully all the wonderful memories can help ease the pain.

We’ll get the details about your fund in his honor. In the meantime, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Barack Obama

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1 week ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund
OK everybody, enough procrastinating. Run 4 Beigel is less than two weeks away. If you have not signed up, do it now and bring along some friends. If you can not be there on race day, donate to Run 4 Beigel. Be part of our quest to end preventable gun violence by helping us educate young children that there are alternatives to guns and gangs.
Last year we sent 54 8 year old children to sleep-away summer camp. Our goal is to not only double the number of camperships to 108. WE CAN NOT ACCOMPLISH THIS WITHOUT YOUR DONATIONS AND SUPPORT!!!!

OK everybody, enough procrastinating. Run 4 Beigel is less than two weeks away. If you have not signed up, do it now and bring along some friends. If you can not be there on race day, donate to Run 4 Beigel. Be part of our quest to end preventable gun violence by helping us educate young children that there are alternatives to guns and gangs.
Last year we sent 54 8 year old children to sleep-away summer camp. Our goal is to not only double the number of camperships to 108. WE CAN NOT ACCOMPLISH THIS WITHOUT YOUR DONATIONS AND SUPPORT!!!!Don’t miss out! We hope to see you there 💙
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2 weeks ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund
To all of our friends in Florida, please  join us on February 1, 2020 for the 3rd Annual Run 4 Beigel in Parkland. This event has been organized by Scotts Cross Country Team at MSD to honor their coach and  to help raise money for the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund.  We not only want to continue   sending underprivileged children touched by gun violence to sleep away summer camp, but to double the number of camperships from 54 to 108.

We are so proud of this team and how hard they are working to make this Run 4 Beigel a success. Last year they presented the Fund with a check in excess of $14,000.00. Lets see if we can exceed that amount this year. Please  show your support and join us if you can. Linda and I will be there to run (Linda) and cheer on (me), all of the participants. Like last year, it will be a fun time for all.

By supporting the Run 4 Beigel, you are allowing us to send children to camp so that they see that there IS an alternative to guns and gangs!!!

See you at the Run 4 Beigel on February 1.

To all of our friends in Florida, please join us on February 1, 2020 for the 3rd Annual Run 4 Beigel in Parkland. This event has been organized by Scott's Cross Country Team at MSD to honor their coach and to help raise money for the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund. We not only want to continue sending underprivileged children touched by gun violence to sleep away summer camp, but to double the number of camperships from 54 to 108.

We are so proud of this team and how hard they are working to make this Run 4 Beigel a success. Last year they presented the Fund with a check in excess of $14,000.00. Let's see if we can exceed that amount this year. Please show your support and join us if you can. Linda and I will be there to run (Linda) and cheer on (me), all of the participants. Like last year, it will be a fun time for all.

By supporting the Run 4 Beigel, you are allowing us to send children to camp so that they see that there IS an alternative to guns and gangs!!!

See you at the Run 4 Beigel on February 1.Don’t miss out! We hope to see you there 💙
runsignup.com/run4beigel
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4 weeks ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund
Come join us and Scotts Cross Country team for the 3rd annual Run4Beigel in Parkland, Fla.  Lets continue to honor and celebrate Scotts life

Come join us and Scott's Cross Country team for the 3rd annual Run4Beigel in Parkland, Fla. Let's continue to honor and celebrate Scott's lifeHappy New Year!! 🥳

Take 20% off registration when you use code: 2020! 🌟
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1 month ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

A little about the kind of person Scott Beigel really was... #run4beigel #runwithmsdxc #runwithcoachbeigel ... See MoreSee Less

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On February 1, 2020, Scott's cross country team will be holding it 3rd annual Run4Beigel in Parkland, Fla. If you are in the Parkland area, please join us any way you can and support the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund. Help us fulfill our mission to send underprivileged children touched by gun violence to summer sleep away camp.

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