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Williams kids enjoy Color Run

on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. Posted in News, Local News, Sports

Williams kids enjoy Color Run
COLOR RUN  – Top fundraising students Derrick Smith, left, and Landen Russ, right, pose after dousing color on administrators Shadaris Bradley and Shand Josey.

Williams Middle School PTO hosted its inaugural My School Color Run fundraiser on March 3. This fun and casual 3K run/walk raised over $1,000 toward improving the school’s technology. Students, staff, parents and relatives ran on the school property, passing through vibrant color zones, making it a “colorful experience.” Additionally, each participant was given a powder color packet that was thrown in the air at the final color celebration at the finish line. Everyone was covered in color and smiles throughout the afternoon.

“Rather than sell goods, we wanted to engage the entire school community in a fitness initiative that aims to encourage a life-long healthy way of living,” said Heather Richardson, coordinator of the Color Run and member of Williams Middle School PTO. “Plus, by putting on a fun event for the students, we raised some money to try to improve the quality of our kids’ education.”

Several local businesses partnered with Williams to make the Color Run possible: International Knife and Saw Inc., Peanut Patch, Piggly Wiggly, and IGA.

Williams students are already anticipating Color Run 2.0.

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