Kickin’ It: Race raises funds for Asian school

Ali Miller/Staff Writer

The fourth annual Kickin’ It For Cambodia 5K run/walk will take place this Saturday, May 22.

The fundraiser supports an elementary school an old group at CF, Amnesty International, started to build in 2007. The school was finished in 2009, and the fundraiser is now run to make money for maintenance of the school among other things.

Student Senate sponsors the 5K, and they will decide what the money will be used for after the race and after they know their profit margin.

Student Senate adviser, Counselor Ryan Flaherty said, “There is a way for us to stipulate what types of improvements and maintenance we would like to use our money for in Cambodia, that will be a discussion topic in Student Senate to conclude the year.”

Amnesty International originally had a goal of $15,000 to raise to build the school in Cambodia.

The 5K has been a tradition ever since for maintenance and those sorts of things. There are usually between 60 and 80 runners, and Student Senate would like to raise between $500 and $1,000.

The run/walk will take place this Saturday, May 22 at George Wyth State Park in Cedar Falls. The start of the race is at 9:00 am, and check-in/registration begins at 8.

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