THE BRIAN MUHA FOUNDATION
THE RUN THE RACE CLUB
Helping to Shape the Future of Inner City Children
WHO WE ARE
Enriching the Lives of Children Since 2000
The Brian Muha Foundation/The Run The Race Club has been present since the year 2000 - providing exceptional enrichment and leadership development opportunities to young people in Columbus, Cleveland and Steubenville, Ohio. We give love and hope to children and young people through relationships with dedicated volunteers, mentors and tutors who offer opportunities and activities that allow them to grow academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally. We see the beautiful value and dignity in each and every child and we have made it our mission to help them run the race of life and change the world.
Well done my beloved child, you have run the race and now you're home.
Brian Charles Richard Muha was born on July 23, 1980 at Deaconess Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio but grew up in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.
Brian attended St. Paul School and St. Charles Preparatory High School. Because of on-going pain in his heels and ankles, Brian couldn't play sports until he was 14 years old. He then went out for the football team and became a starting running back and defensive back. He lettered three years and also lettered in lacrosse and wrestling. Brian also liked to ski, camp and hike.
Brian Heas in the National Honor Society, won Algebra, Chemistry, and Latin awards and took Honors and Advanced Placement courses in school. He was the freshman class president, student council secretary and student council vice president. Brian was the St. Charles delegate to Buckeye Boys' State in his senior year.
Brian was a loving and caring person who always wanted to help others. He was a regular volunteer at Broadleigh Elementary School, Grant Hospital, and the St. John Community Center. Brian was offered a scholarship to Franciscan University but asked that it be used for someone who wouldn’t be able to attend the school if they didn’t have that help.
Entering his first year of college with 15 credits because of his Advanced Placement work, Brian attended Franciscan University in Steubenville from August 1998 to May 1999. He was in the Honors Program. His goal was to become a doctor.
On May 31, 1999, Brian's short life was ended when two killers who chose Brian's off-campus house at random broke in, assaulted Brian and his friend Aaron Land, and killed them. But Brian did not live - or die - in vain. His kind and charitable spirit lives on in his family and friends who are now committed to helping others in his name.
Making a Difference One Child at a Time
THE MAKE IT HAPPEN SHOP
Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow
Building a Better Future