Posted: Nov 19, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The Western New England University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will conduct the 8th annual Turkey Trot race on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a 5-kilometer run through the WNE cross country trails as well as a 1-mile walk around the athletic facilities.
Registration takes place at 9:30 a.m. and the cost is only $2 or three canned goods! The SAAC Executive Board and Golden Bears student-athletes welcome additional donations and all proceeds go toward benefiting families in Springfield.
The fund-raiser is also being held in honor of former coach Doug Pearson, who served the University as the head men's basketball and men's tennis coach. He was the women's assistant basketball coach at the time of his unexpected death in Feb. 2009 at the age of 64¬†following complications from surgery.
The Golden Bears also encourage participants to bring their families as there will be face-painting and other fun activities for kids near Golden Bear Stadium.
Any questions? Please contact the SAAC Office at 413-796-2229, or email junior women's cross country student-athlete Hadiatou Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org