Road Race Raises Money For Charity

By: Bill Steckis Email
By: Bill Steckis Email

As light raindrops fall, money is raised. It's all part of two Lincoln Southwest Senior's National Honor Society community project to raise money for Hope Venture, a charity for Kids in India. "So we just decided to go big and I love running and I also love the Hope Venture so I decided to do a Road Race to help benefit Hope Venture," said Lincoln Southwest Senior Haley Hamm. "We have t-shirts, water bottles, a lot of stuff," said Sydney Hayes, also a Southwest High School Senior.

The Hope Venture's Director hopes the race will turn out to be an annual event. "They came to me and asked if they could do a run. I've been wanting to to a run but we are new. We've only been in existence for two years," said Cynci Petersen.

Two thousand dollars was raised and the money will got to school supplies and back packs for the children in India. One entire family felt compelled to get involved. "My husband has gone to India with our church and partnering with the Hope Venture project to help the people in India in different ways," said Dena Deboer whose mother and two daughters joined her in the run for charity.

200 pairs of rubber souls owned by people with souls. "I just think it's really cool that people come together for causes they believe in. So I woke up early on Saturday morning to get here and run," said Mark Gudgel.

Early running as individuals to help a group in need.

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