Monday, August 18, 2008

Montgomery Blair Katrina Project - 5K - Sunday, August 31, 2008

From students at Montgomery Blair High School....

The Montgomery Blair Katrina Project, a group of seniors at Blair High School in Silver Spring, have organized the Run-o-vation 5K to help raise money for rebuilding efforts in New Orleans.

It's been almost 3 years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, but the damage still demands our attention. The proceeds of the event will go to Hands On New Orleans, an organization that leads a range of volunteer projects to continue the rebuilding process in New Orleans.

Still over 60% of houses and buildings remain uninhabitable. Some families haven't been adequately reimbursed by the government. Some families haven't even gotten a FEMA trailer house yet, and affordable temporary housing barely exists otherwise. New Orleans matters, for its diverse cultural history, for its wetlands and ecosystems, for its wonderful and deserving communities. Help make a difference!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The course (3.1 miles) goes along Sligo Creek Pkwy from Wayne to Colesville and back twice.

$18 for students, $25 for adults, $35 day-of

7:30 am registration, 8:30 am race

EXTRA PERKS: tons of gifts from Silver Spring stores, free T-shirts and water bottles, free food, and an appearance by some REDSKINS CHEERLEADERS!

A free Fun-O-Vation 1k will be held for kids after the race so bring your whole


1 comment:

neva said...

WOW! These kids really have drive and ambition. Their effort should be applauded. I'll be there!