Colorful Run Results in Fun and Funds for Fellow Classmate
By Desiree Jenkins, ACE Student Intern, CSCS
As a part of the 20th year anniversary of Color Springs Charter Charter School (CSCS), the Student Government Association hosted their inaugural Color Run.
The run took place on November 17, 2018 at Coral Glades High School and consisted of a five-kilometer, untimed run where students and families from the Coral Springs community are doused from head to toe in an array of vibrant colors. The funds raised where used to benefit the Helping Hands Fund at Coral Springs Charter, which helps to assist with the medical expenses of one of their fellow classmates who was injured in an ATV accident during the summer.
Participants received t-shirts for the run when and as they ran along the race track they were drenched in pastel blue, yellow and pink pigments! When asked why they came out to the event, CSCS senior, Kayla Williamson responded, “I came out because I wanted to have fun, I wanted to run and have color thrown on me and just have a good time.” Certainly, by the looks of photos, mission accomplished!
More than 100 students and community members came out to the event. Runners, Lisa and David Moella commented, “We came out because we wanted to get involved with a community activity.”
The event was met with positive accolades, as student Arlett Reyes said, “It was a so colorful and where everyone was able to have fun together. It was just a really good school event to participate in.”
The City of Coral Springs is proud of the students and faculty at CSCS who organized this colorful, fun, fundraising event!
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