Victoria Soto was a passionate teacher who tragically lost her life protecting her Sandy Hook Elementary School students on December 14, 2012. In her honor, the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. was created, supported annually by the Vicki Soto 5k. This event occurred through the picturesque Lordship section of Stratford, CT, Vicki’s hometown. This year we are back in Bridgeport, CT!
Since its inception, the Vicki Soto 5k has hosted thousands of participants from all around the country. It has raised money to support high school seniors who want to pursue a career in the field of education.
The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc has awarded $375,000 in educational scholarships and provided over $220,000 in literacy, education, and community enrichment. $50,000 has also been awarded to DonorsChoose projects.