Chase the Friar Charities

The Chase the Friar Kids' Triathlon is a fundraising event for two charities. The race benefits the Malvern Prep Christian Service Fund and the Erika Hornsleth Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Malvern Prep Christian Service Fund

Malvern Prep is involved in many community service projects. Every grade does a unique service trip that everyone must participate in. This fund also helps fund the junior service trips which allows students to travel around the world to locations such as Peru, South Africa, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Panama, Philippines, and New Orleans.


Erika Hornsleth Memorial Fund

Erika Hornsleth was the daughter of beloved longtime Malvern swim coach, Paul Hornsleth, who unexpectedly passed away. Erika taught swim lessons at Malvern Prep and loved working with kids. The memorial fund was established in her memory to help bring a student-athlete involved in a water sport (swimming, water polo, or diving) to Malvern Prep who would not otherwise be able to attend and shares Erika’s passion for the water. With this Memorial fund one of the requirements of the memorial fund is that the recipient is to perform a minimum amount of community service hours in an effort to give back to the community in Erica's name.