AUBURN — A longtime teacher, coach and athletic director at Saint Dominic Academy, Bob Boucher dedicated his professional life to teaching students the importance of character and fair play.

In an effort to support the student experience and the athletic program at the school, the eighth annual Bob Boucher Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Saint Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road.

Organizers aim to raise money for scholarships and a variety of institutional improvements and to honor a man who devoted his life to improving his students’ lives in countless ways.

“Whether as teacher, coach or athletic director, Bob used his gifts and talents to strengthen his students academically, physically and spiritually,” said Donald Fournier, president at Saint Dominic Academy. “He was the embodiment of the school’s three character traits, integrity, community and excellence, and was a role model for all.”

Boucher spent 25 years as the coach of the Saint Dominic Academy hockey program, winning five state titles and earning five Coach of the Year awards along the way. He also coached the varsity soccer team for 16 years and started up the lacrosse and golf teams.

During his tenure as an athletic director/teacher, the school’s athletic department grew from 14 sports teams to 33. In 2006, Boucher was inducted into the Lewiston-Auburn Sports Hall of Fame and was inducted posthumously into the Saint Dominic Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year’s, 5K will take place near the Upper School’s Athletic Fields. The first- and second-place man and women will win cash prizes, and all participants will be entered to win a gift certificate.

Preregistration is $20 and includes a free T-shirt, and Race Day registration is $25. The preregistraion deadline is Friday, Sept. 5.

Additional donations can be made to Bob Boucher 5K Memorial Fund: C/O Saint Dominic Academy. For more information, call 782-6911, ext. 2109, or visit www.

The 2013 5K raised over $7,000, which went directly to the St. Dom’s community; fulfilling needs at the lower campus, replacing uniforms and offering a $1,000 scholarship to a St. Dom’s student. Cameron Raymond, class of 2014, was selected as the recipient of last year’s scholarship.

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