Liberty High School SADD Chapter to hold Second Annual Spring Fling 5k Race/Walk
The Liberty High School chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will hold the Second Annual Spring Fling 5k Race/Walk on Sunday, April 29th at Liberty High School. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race kicks off at 9 a.m.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for local businesses and individual supporters.
Last year’s first Spring Fling 5k Race/Walk was the brainchild of senior Katie Heinle, who organized the event with her fellow SADD members. At the time, she hoped it would become an annual event, perpetuated each year by her classmates after she graduated.
Now in its second year, the organizational duties have been handed over to Junior Joshua Lieberman, with Katie serving as a mentor and committee member. “That was the plan all along,” she explains. “A current junior would be the chairperson with the previous year’s leader acting as a mentor and a sophomore learning the ropes for the next year. That way, the event can continue and grow.”
This year’s event organization is in full swing, and there are a few changes from last year, including a new race route and differentiated age brackets. The Fun Run for kids 12 and under will take place directly after the 5k instead of during the race as it did last year.
The proceeds of this year’s race will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation, a charity chosen by the entire student body and close to the heart of new chairperson Joshua Lieberman. “My six year old cousin has a rare genetic disease and the Make a Wish Foundation made his wish come true,” he explains.
Last year’s race raised $2,400 and hosted 130 runners/walkers. “We’d like to see over 200 participants this year,” says Lieberman. The entry fee is $10 for students, $15 adults who register in advance and $20 on the day of the event. New sponsorship opportunities are available, including “Sponsor a Student,” which will allow more students to participate who may not have been able to otherwise. There are also opportunities for students needing volunteer credit hours to help out on the day of the race.
For more information, registration form, route map and sponsorship opportunities, contact Joshua Lieberman at firstname.lastname@example.org or SADD Student Advisor Sally Forbidussi at email@example.com. Information can also be found at www.libertyk12.org.