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Cooper Hurley Supports Girls on the Run Hampton Roads
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers supports many great causes in the Hampton Roads community and further afield. Recently we agreed to be a sponsor of Girls on The Run which is holding a 5K on May 21.
Cooper Hurley Marketing Director David Macaulay recently visited Green Run Elementary School in Virginia Beach to see the program in action and to present Girls on the Run with a check for $500. Girls on the Run is not just about the big race. It works with girls to build teamwork through regularly running over a matter of months in a wide range of Hampton Roads schools.
Meg Forsberg, Director of Marketing & Communications Girls on the Run of Hampton Roads, was at the school. She explained Girls on the Run is an after-school program that focuses on girls third through eighth grades. The program trains volunteers who run the programs in schools.
“This is the first time this school has participated. It’s one of 60 schools in the area that is part of our spring program, all working toward the one big goal of participating in the 5 K that takes place on Sunday, May 21,” she said.
Forsberg said the donations from companies like Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers allows girls who might not otherwise afford the program to take part.
Karen Stockburger, a Girls on the Run coach at Green Run Elementary, has been part of Girls on the Run at other schools in the past.
“I wanted to bring the program to Green Run to build the confidence and the relationships of the Girls at Green Run,” she said.
“We promote self-confidence, we learn about each other, and we create a safe space where it’s OK to express your feelings,” she said.
Lauren Sexton is also a coach at Green Run Elementary. It’s her first year in the program. “In the short amount of time that we have gotten together, the girls have shown they are really building relationships with each other. They are acting really positively in the way that they talk to one another," she said.
“I see them including each other, encouraging each other while they are running and saying kind words to each other,” she said.
Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit. The spring program ends on May 21 with a 5K run at Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach. Fund out more at the Girls on the Run website.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers supports many good causes in the Hampton Roads community.
John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.
Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.
Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.
Cooper Hurley awards three $2,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia. Eligible students can submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the subject of Distracted Driving. We established this program to aid worthy scholars and to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of distracted driving, which we encounter too often in our practice.