Join East Cobb family and friends for the first annual Lassiter Color Run to be held Saturday, August 22 at 10am at Lassiter High School’s Frank Fillmann Stadium. The 2-mile, untimed run will wind its way around the Lassiter campus through several multi-colored powder stations, followed by food, games and fun.
Registration is $18 and includes a race T-shirt. Run-day registration is $20. Not interested in running? No problem. Enjoy inflatables, food, face painting and fun with a $5 wristband.
The run will benefit Lassiter Cross Country and Helping Hand Foundation, a new, East Cobb nonprofit organization, founded by Melisa White, a Lassiter High School mom and family therapist, whose mission is to improve the lives of local families by providing support through financial assistance, resource networking, fundraising events and volunteer leadership.
“All sports programs engage in some sort of fundraising to meet the needs of the team and its members,” Lassiter Cross Country Coach Scott Freed said. “This idea came from a group of Lassiter runners. Rather than having the kids go door to door selling something, we thought we would make a fun day for the community and partner with a great new charity that we believe in.”
One of the things Freed wants to do is set up an injury prevention fund that would help students defray the cost of preventive care that often is not paid for by insurance. He said these costs over time can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
White and the Helping Hand Foundation are planning additional fundraisers to raise money to help local families deal with crisis and financial challenges. Said White: “This event is about community partnership and having fun while lending a helping hand.”
For more information about race registration, visit tinyurl.com/okn4gwa. For information on sponsorship, please contact Melisa White at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Coach Freed at Scott.Freed@cobbk12.org.
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