In addition to the final Horsetooth Half Training Run, a non-profit organization called SOS Outreach is putting on an unofficial 5k to benefit flood victims.
Below is a message sent to the club regarding this event and SOS Outreach.
What we do:
We serve 5,000 at-risk youth between the ages of 8 and 18 annually. As a youth development non-profit, we use year-round, outdoor sports to engage underserved students in long-term mentor based relationships. Our core value curriculum integrates outdoor experiential learning, character development, community service, values-based leadership development, social justice advocacy, and peer mentoring. Through each of our programs, SOS participants are encouraged to transform themselves and others for the better using our six core values of courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, compassion, and humility.
I have a group of 4 kids from Fort Collins ages 12 & 13 who are year 3 students with the program, and this year, they are creating their own service learning project. The topic that they chose was flood relief for victims of the 2013 floods. We are putting together a benefit 5k run/ walk Sunday March 30th at Spring Canyon Park in Fort Collins at 9AM. This event is not an official event (registration, advertising…etc.) and we are accepting donations at the event. 100% of the donations will go to benefit flood victims from 2013. If there is any way that you can help us spread the word, or get involved, we would love to have you!!
Feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions.
Thanks so much for your time.
Jeremiah A. Rom