The MATT REDDING FOUNDATION
Written by John and Marilyn Redding
Matt became a Rocklin Police Officer in 2001. He was dedicated to keeping our community
a safer place for all of us to live. Matt was a firearms instructor for his department and a member
of The Rocklin/Roseville SWAT Team. He specialized in drug and alcohol detection. Matt was the
recipient of the MADD Award, LIfe Saving Award and the Bronze Medal of Honor. Matt loved is job ,
his family and the community he grew up in. Matt's life was cut short while on duty with the
Rocklin Police Department, by a drunk driver October 9, 2005. We cherish the memories we
shared together. His death has created a void in our lives that cannot be filled.
We wanted to keep Matt's name alive in this community by doing good things. The concept of this Foundation started the week of October 9, 2005 by personal donations and has continued by fund raiser and donations over the past 12 plus years.
The specific purpose of the Foundation is to continue and encourage the pursuit of education in Protective Services. This includes the pursuit of education related to the medical field and the protection and security of Local, State and National security. The Foundation provides financial support to graduating seniors through scholarships to Del Oro High (Matt's High School) and to the Rocklin High Schools. Applicants are received from the High Schools and are selected by our Board of Directors.
Run Rocklin has contributed $150,000 to The Matt Redding foundation. Our Thanks to all of the participants, sponsors and service provides. who together created this sucessful community event. It warms our hearts to see this Foundation grow through this community event. Please join us for the 15th Annual Run Rocklin on April 8th. Proceeds from this event will be directed to the Foundation.
If you would like to make a direct contribution to the Foundation make your check payable to:
The Matt Redding Foundation and send it to: 5725 Bluffs Dr., Rocklin, CA 95765.
The Foundations Federal I.D. number is 14-1955150. Your direct donation is tax deductible.
About Run Rocklin
Our Passion is Supporting the Community and Giving Back. Join us in 2018!
As a participant in Run Rocklin, you will be supporting the Matt Redding Foundation which is our key non-profit for the last 12 years. The specific purpose of the Foundation is to continue and encourage the pursuit of education in Protective Services. This includes the pursuit of education related to the medical field and the protection and security of Local, State and National security. The Foundation provides financial support to graduating seniors through scholarships to Del Oro High (Matt's High School) and to the Rocklin High Schools. Applicants are received from the High Schools and are selected by our Board of Directors.
In addition your participation as a team member supports numerous other non profits and schools. Team participation resulted in over $6,500 of fund raising dollars in 2017.
The Rocklin Public Safety Foundation is a non-profit that exists to support and enhance the police and fire departments in the City of Rocklin. The volunteers of this organization are key contributors the the safety of all of our participants by providing traffic management at all of the key intersections on each of our courses. Each year we make a significant contribution to the RPSF.
Run Rocklin was born in 2004 as Rocklin Run for The Gold. It was created by a small group of dedicated Rocklin residents who wanted to establish a run/walk event that would benefit local organizations and casues. From the very beginning they built a complete, well organized run/walk format that has with stood the test of time. The group worked with the City of Rocklin from the outset and formed a relationship that has evolved over the last 14 plus years into a well oiled functioning partnership.
The first Rocklin Run for the Gold was themed for St. Patricks Day in March of 2004. It will well attended and benefited a group that moved St. Mary's church in Rocklin to its present location. The success and growth has continued in subsequent years.
In 2006 the Title Sponsor of Rocklin Run for The Gold assumed responsibility for the event and has "taken are" of the run/walk ever since. The event was renamed "Run Rocklin" and has continued to contribute to our local community organizations and causes.