Shamrock 5k to aid prevent child abuse agency
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
By Chloe Kowalski ’12, Contributing Writer
Need a new T-shirt? Want to help your community? Search no further than the Shamrock 5k Run, hosted by the Kappa Delta sorority 2 p.m., Sunday.
Run, walk, or simply take home the T-shirt from this event to support Greenville’s Julie Valentine Center, while helping the national cause of Prevent Child Abuse America. This year, Kappa Delta is trying to raise $10,000, an ambitious goal after raising a record-high $8,000 last November.
The Julie Valentine Center helps victims of rape and abuse in Greenville by providing counseling and housing, as well as emotional and monetary support. The center, named after a deceased infant found in Greenville in February 1990, aims to end child abuse, but is suffering itself from underfunding. You can help the center and victims of sexual or physical assault by signing up for the race.
The course begins at Paladin Stadium and offers a challenging and competitive route through the campus. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, but each entrant has the opportunity to win in a post-race raffle. Prizes include gift cards and meals from such establishments as Mellow Mushroom, Stax, Mojo’s, Pink Bee, Monkey’s, Fleet Feet, and more.
A registration table will be set up 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Friday in the University Center. The registration fee is $15. Participants may also sign up 1 p.m. Sunday at the stadium.