Yuma, AZ (November 8, 2018) - Arizona Western College is holding their 5th Annual Freedom Run, Walk & Roll 5K on Saturday, Nov. 17, to raise money for the Patriots Gold Heart Fund.
“The fund benefits veterans and their families at AWC when they are in need of financial assistance. Not all veterans are eligible for VA educational benefits, and sometimes they need a little help with school supplies, books and tuition,” said Gabriela Siqueiros, Coordinator of Veteran Services at AWC.
The race will start at 8 a.m. at the Charlie Dine Softball Field on the AWC Yuma Campus, 2020 S Avenue 8E. In-person registration will be held from 7 to 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event with cash only, or people can also visit https://bit.ly/2Pj5jgA to register online.
“It is a community event, all ages are welcome to attend,” said Siqueiros. “Children, strollers, and friendly pets are welcome.”
Medals will be awarded for the first three finishers of the race.
The registration fee is $10 for military, veterans, spouses and dependents as well as for AWC students, faculty, and staff. Military, Veteran ID or AWC ID is required. All other registrants will be charged $20. Registration fees will directly benefit the Patriots Gold Heart Fund, which was established at AWC in 2014.
If individuals can’t attend the event, but they’d like to make a donation to the Patriots Gold Heart Fund, they can contact the AWC Foundation at AWC.Foundation@azwestern.edu and make a one-time donation or a payroll deduction.
Germán de la Peña
Academic/Career Advisor for Veteran Services
Arizona Western College