Run will benefit scholarship fund in memory of Northwood’s Ortale

The annual run is in memory of Penn Charter graduates Peter K. Ortale and Kenny Caldwell.

The annual Run for Peace will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Penn Charter, 3000 W. School House Lane in East Falls.

The event is in memory of Northwood native Peter K. Ortale and Kenny Caldwell, Penn Charter graduates who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Registration for the 5K run and 1-mile family fun walk will start at 8:15 a.m. The run will kick off at 9 a.m., followed by the walk at 9:05.

The cost is $25, or $10 for children.

To register, go to

Ortale grew up on the 4900 block of Castor Ave. and attended St. Martin of Tours, Penn Charter and Duke University, where he graduated in 1987 and was a three-year All-American lacrosse player.

At the time of his death, at age 37, he was working for Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower in New York. He was among 61 employees and friends of Euro Brokers who died that day.

Donations to the Peter K. Ortale Scholarship Fund can be sent to William Penn Charter School, 3000 W. Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144. The fund seeks to provide tuition assistance to an upper school student who, like Ortale, exhibits the qualities of the scholar-athlete and demonstrates a high level of motivation, self-reliance and leadership, both in the classroom and on the playing field. ••