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WILSON, N.C. — And, they’re off! — What better way to signal the efforts of enthusiastic runners and walkers as they rush to take the lead in the “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash and Weenie Walk,” scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, April 13, at 3 p.m. The approximate two-mile run/walk, sponsored by the Barton College Student Government Association in partnership with Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, is being held to help raise funds for “Stop Hunger Now,” an international hunger relief agency that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.
The “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash and Weenie Walk” is one of several fund-raising efforts coordinated by the SGA on Barton’s campus this spring to help raise dollars for the world-wide food project. Last year, Barton and the Wilson community teamed with “Stop Hunger Now” to produce 40,000 meals in an on-campus packaging event. This year’s packaging event at Barton is scheduled for Thursday, April 28.
“The Student Government Association is very excited to participate in ‘Stop Hunger Now,’” shared Mallory Magelli, SGA president. “It’s encouraging to see the compassion our students share for the greater world. This program has such a significant impact on those less fortunate, and we are excited to be a helping hand.”
The “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash and Weenie Walk,” similar in concept to the famous “Krispy Kreme Challenge” held in Raleigh, will start at 3 p.m. at Barton’s Centennial Alumni Bell Tower. The first place male and female runners will receive a $50 visa gift card and all walkers and volunteers will be entered into a raffle for various gift cards from local establishments, including: Target, Subway, and Starbucks.
Registration at $10 per person will open to members of the Barton College campus as well as members of the surrounding community. Community members may also sponsor a runner in the race. Sponsorship dollars must be turned in at registration time, which begins at 2:30 p.m., 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the race.
For additional information about sponsoring a Barton runner or walker, making a donation to “Stop Hunger Now,” or to receive additional information about the project, please call Lynne Medlin at 252-399-6544 or email: email@example.com or Mallory Magelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. The “Stop Hunger Now” Committee will be raising funds through April 25.
Questions? Contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, at 252-399-6529 or email: email@example.com.
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