Hampton City Schools 5K Race raises $16,000 to support on-time graduation
Hampton City Schools Run for the Stage 5K committee could not have asked for a better day to support on-time graduation. On May 20, HCS community members showed their support by participating in the 2nd annual community 5K race to support on-time graduation. School board members, executive directors, principals, assistant principals, teachers, community members, parents, and students proved that the Hampton community could come together in a big way to support our students.
Overall 220 runners/walkers participated in the event, which raised over $16,000. The event nearly doubled in size compared to last year and HCS distributed $1,000 scholarships to 10 students. The students who received the scholarships are Jada Bluford and Montanique Patterson-Todd (Bethel High School), Jessica Savage and Alexander Stephens (Campus at Lee), Mariam Hassan and Claudia Ortiz (Hampton High School), Alan Bever and Monae Allen (Kecoughtan High School), and Devin Runion and La’Shawnda Walke (Phoebus High School).
William Laz, a runner participant, said, "The Run for the Stage 5K was an outstanding event. The wonderful landscape and shade provided ideal running conditions and knowing this event went to a great cause to support young students to further their education is icing on the cake. I look forward to running the course and supporting Hampton City Schools’ students next year."
The event was also supported by generous sponsors, which include: GCA Services Group, Edgenuity, Warwick Plumbing and Heating, The Hampton Education Association, The Heart of Hampton, Source 4 Teachers, Hampton Council PTA, On-Site HCS Pharmacy, MetLife, UNUM, Peninsula Town Center, Savarnas Beauty Spa, Costco, Planet Fitness, Starbucks Coffee, Yankee Candle, Chick-fil-a, and Girls on the Run.
Joy Charbonneau, the event coordinator, said, “Thanks to our generous sponsors, enthusiastic participants, awesome volunteers and our HCS Run for the Stage committee, HCS Run for the Stage 5K 2017 was an overwhelming success. We doubled our stats from last year and are looking forward to doing the same next year.”
For a complete list of race results, visit http://peninsulatrackclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Stage5Kall.txt.
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