Sponsor fees raised for elementary running students

Published 5:45 pm Monday, September 12, 2011

Tryon Elementary School Running Club with Lynn Lance, left, Bill Miller and Susan McHugh, right. (photo submitted)

“Ache Around the Lake” organizers are excited to announce that St. Luke’s Hospital Board Chair Susan McHugh and Polk County Schools Superintendent Bill Miller have teamed up to donate $500 to sponsor race fees for students from a Polk County elementary school or O.P. Earle Elementary running club to enter the Ache 8K race or the 2-mile Ouch fun run.
“It has been amazing to watch the growth of these elementary school running clubs over the last couple of years,” said McHugh. “Helping our area students participate in ‘Ache Around the Lake’ is a fun way to personally connect them to their community through fitness.”
The donation by McHugh and Miller will sponsor the cost of each child to run or walk in either of the two races and receive a race T-shirt.
Children must register through their school running clubs to receive this sponsorship.
The schools invited to participate in this challenge are Polk Central Elementary, Saluda Elementary, Sunny View Elementary, Tryon Elementary and O.P. Earle Elementary of Landrum.
For more information about this special challenge, call race director Scarlette Tapp at 864-680-1770.
“Ache Around the Lake” is an annual benefit for St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation that includes three fun ways to offer support:
The Ache (8K or 5 miles), The Ouch (a 2-mile fun run) and a Race Morning Brunch at the historic Lake Lanier Tea House.
St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation will be raising dollars that will go towards the purchase of an Omnicell One-cell Omnisupplier for Anesthesia.
St. Luke’s Hospital officials said the Omnicell supply system will provide a secure and flexible means of managing anesthesia supplies and medication.
Visit www.achearoundthelake.org to register or learn more.
article submitted by Scarlette Bennett Tapp

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