Superhero Run/Walk in Memory of Young Boy

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BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP -- Some superheroes gathered in Susquehanna County in memory of a boy who died during hurricane Sandy.

Hundreds gathered at Bridgewater Church near Montrose on Saturday for the Superhero Run/Walk.

The Stahl family started the event in memory of their son Matthew who died back in 2012 when heavy winds caused a tree limb to fall on the boy.

Each year, the Stahls choose a different beneficiary of the money they raise.

Matthew loved superheroes, particularly Iron Man and the Avengers.

His parents hope those who come out can be superheroes to others by giving to the event.

"We have people coming from all over the state and some people are coming from all over the country. We’re just ecstatic that we have the people that we have in this community and in this state to give back to the community in the way we're able to do that," said John Stahl, Matthew's father.

Money raised at this year’s event will go to the Susquehanna County Interfaith's Back to School Shoe Program, which provides shoes and school supplies to hundreds of needy children in Susquehanna County.

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