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The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to hold 9th Annual Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk

January 14, 2020
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is holding its 9th Annual Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Florida SouthWestern State College. The event's title sponsor is Suncoast Credit Union and funds will benefit the Foundation's Take Stock in Children scholarship program.

Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Schools and businesses throughout Lee County are challenged to create the largest team. More than 1,300 business leaders, community partners, and educators participated in last year's race. The first 1,100 registered participants will receive a long sleeve, dry-fit race shirt and goody bag.

Online registration is available until Friday, Jan. 31, by visiting Registration will be available the day of the event for $35.

The Strides for Education 5k raises money for college scholarships to benefit students entering the Take Stock in Children program. Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a statewide scholarship program that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Students enter the program in sixth or ninth grade and commit to remaining crime- and drug- free, maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher, and meeting with a mentor regularly.

Having kept this commitment, students are awarded a four-year college tuition scholarship upon high school graduation.



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