Brooklyn Heights, NY -- On Sunday, September 25th, members of the St. Francis College women's bowling team will run in the 10th Annual “The Firefighter Stephen Siller-Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk.” It will be the third consecutive year that the Terriers will run.
The team is running to honor current SFC bowler, Kaitlin Caspar's uncle, FDNY Officer Lt. Dan O'Callaghan, from Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9, as well as those who gave their lives on September 11th, 2001.
The Run/Walk distance is approximately 5K (3.1 miles). The path, which starts in Brooklyn on the Gowanus approach to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, goes through the Tunnel, north onto West Street, left onto Liberty Street, to Battery Park Esplanade, right (east) on Warren Street, right (south) onto West Street and finishing at West & Vesey Streets.
FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller
On September 11th, firefighter Stephen Siller had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers on that bright clear day when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, he called his wife Sally to tell her he would be late because he had to help those in need. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear, then took his final heroic steps to the World Trade Center. When Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, it was already closed to traffic . With sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back, he ran through the Tunnel, hoping to meet up with his own company, Squad 1.