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H.O.P.E. Run benefits kids in community

The NyE Communities Coalition is organizing a H.O.P.E. run to benefit drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention programs to children throughout Nye, Esmeralda and Lincoln counties. H.O.P.E. stands for “healthy organizations people and environments.”

The event will start at 8 a.m. on March 19 at Mountain Falls, with the start and finish line near the clubhouse. Registration will be open from 7-7:45 a.m. and it costs $35.

According to Tammi Odegard, workforce director at the coalition, the event will be a fun/run/walk and this will be its eighth year.

“In the past, the coalition has received grants to provide programs such as Red Ribbon Week in the schools,” she said. “Those grant funds are no longer available, but we feel that it is crucial to continue providing those programs.”

She said the coalition is looking for sponsors too. The sponsors will help to defray the cost of organizing the event. Funds received from sponsorships are used to purchase T-shirts, giveaways, complimentary breakfast and drinks for the race participants. Any additional money from sponsorships will go toward their fundraising goal of $5,000.

The coalition said over 5,000 children in our local communities will benefit from the funds raised

by this single event.

For more information contact Odegard at 775-727-9970 x 222 or email to tammi@nyecc.org.

-Contact sports editor Vern hee at vhee@pvtimes.com





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