Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager
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For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2016
Get some exercise while raising money for Hadley, Homer students
Lace up those running shoes. The Homer Middle School/Hadley Junior High School Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) are sponsoring a Mustang Color Run in Lockport.
The 5K Color Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 24 at Dellwood Park. The event is open to the community.
“We want this to be a fun, family event for the entire community,” said PTO volunteer Angela Adolf.
Registration is $30 per participant with proceeds benefitting students at Homer Junior High and Hadley Middle School in the form of classroom supplies, assemblies, technology needs and school improvements.
The goal is to raise $20,000.
Students are currently circulating pledge sheets while parents are soliciting donations and sponsorships from community businesses.
Mayor George Yukich has agreed to serve as the master of ceremonies while the Homer Junior High will sing the National Anthem.
Participants may either join the 5K Mustang Color Run at 9:30 a.m. or the shorter 2K Mustang Buddies Color Run at 9 a.m.
To register online, visit the PTO’s webpage here (http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecd0bs3dd99f0e61&llr=fuofyzwab) or call 708-296-0857 for more information. Discounts are available for teams of four or more.
Those who preregister will receive a goodie bag with an event T-shirt, color packet (to coat themselves in colorful powder) and sunglasses.
Runners/walkers may also register the day of the event for $35 per participant. They will not be guaranteed a goodie bag, however.