CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991 |
The Torrance City Council on Tuesday approved plans for the Mobil St. Patrick's Day Run for the Blind next March, while expressing regret that Vistas for the Blind, the sponsoring organization, and Tom Sullivan, the race's founder, have parted company. In May, Sullivan and his wife, Patty, withdrew their names and participation from the annual event, which had been known as the Mobil Tom Sullivan 10K Run-Stride, blaming philosophical differences with Vistas.
March 3, 1988 |
Tom Sullivan probably could have become a first-rate major league ballplayer. Except he couldn't hit the curveball. He might have made an acceptable tight end in football. Except he couldn't catch the ball in a crowd. He could have made a better-than-average basketball player. Except he didn't have an outside shot. Now, lots of guys wave at the curveball. Lots of guys drop touchdowns in the end zone when they hear footsteps. Lots of guys put up air balls from the top of the key.
January 4, 2013 |
HOUSTON--A new voice has been added to the debate about the reopening of the Colorado movie theater where a dozen people were killed July 20 . Tom Sullivan, father of shooting victim Alex Sullivan, 27, wrote a letter published in Friday's Denver Post addressed to “my neighbors and fellow moviegoers” about his determination to carry on and return to the theater where his son died. “While this will be an extremely difficult time, if you truly knew my son Alex, you would know that he would want me to be there, if only to show that we will not allow anyone to take the joy we shared at theaters across the metro area away from us and help gather the Aurora community together,” Sullivan wrote.
March 13, 1989
Matt Giusto of Tucson won the Tom Sullivan 10-kilometer road race Sunday at Torrance with a time of 28 minutes 39 seconds. Giusto made a move from a group of runners at three miles. Ivan Huff of San Luis Obispo was second in 28:46 and Jose Luis Chuela was third in 28:52. Mary Knisely of Dallas won the women's division in 32:43. Knisely also broke from a pack at the halfway point and won easily. Monica Joyce of Los Angeles was second in 32:57 and Sylvia Mosqueda of Alhambra was third in 33:19.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1991 |
Tom Sullivan, founder of a popular Torrance-based 10-K race, has announced that he is withdrawing his name and participation from the annual March rite in an apparent disagreement over philosophy with the chief organizing group. The news has startled supporters of the Mobil Tom Sullivan 10-K Run/Dash/Stride, which attracted thousands of runners to Torrance on March 17 and has been an annual event for 13 years. Sullivan announced his decision in a May 3 letter to Vistas for Blind Children Inc.