Skippers running

See spot run. Sorry, I meant see those Skippers Run.

On Saturday, July 23, 2011, starting at 7:30 a.m., a charity 5k run was held by the SC4 Alumni Association and the SC4 Athletic Department.

The race started and ended by the municipal building in downtown Port Huron. Its course took the runners past Pine Grove Park, up the St. Clair River, past the Blue Water Bridge, and back.

The run was organized by Dave Goetze of Clyde, age 50, and Head Coach Dale Vos of the Athletic Department. The event was held in order to raise money for an athletic scholarship for our Skippers.

In total, approximately $2,500 was raised by 61 participants, via registration fee, in the run, says Goetze. Of the participants, one particular group was our own Lady Skippers of the volleyball team.

Lady Skippers volleyball team photo credit Clay Kimball

Lady Skippers volleyball team photo credit Clay Kimball

Goetze believes that as the inaugural event, the turnout was promising. He hopes that the annual event will grow in size, enlarging the scholarship.

At the run, participants are given the leisure of their own pace. This allows for competitive running while still allowing for a leisurely, social walk. The event was described as a “Fun run or walk.”

Although it was a charity run, prizes and medals were still given out as done in a race. Medals were given out to the top three placers in three age groups: children, teenagers, and adults. The overall first place winner was 17-year-old Trevor Adams of Carsonville, who received both a medal and a gift bag.

Goetze would like to thank his sponsors for supporting this event and he hopes for more to come. So remember SC4 students and alumni, next summer get out there, run, and support our Skipper athletes.

Clay Kimball

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