Atlee Emerging Leaders host “Paws for a Cause” 5K
The Atlee High School Emerging Leaders will host a 5K on Saturday, April 22 to benefit the Hanover Humane Society. The Hanover Humane Society takes in homeless dogs and cats, educates the public on proper care for pets, and strives to prevent the maltreatment of animals. The 5K will begin at 8 am at the Atlee football field and the race will surround Cool Spring Elementary, Chickahominy Middle, and Atlee High.
Registration will be open from Monday, March 13 to Saturday, April 1. The price is $20 per runner and a t-shirt is included. Atlee students can register during all three lunches in the commons from March 13 to March 31. The public can register through SignUpGenius and can follow the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CAAAB2EA3F85-paws. Waivers and payment from the public can be mailed to Atlee High School. Checks can be made payable to Atlee High School and can be addressed to the Atlee High School Emerging Leaders at 9414 Atlee Station Rd. Mechanicsville, VA 23116.
The Atlee Emerging Leaders class is comprised of 27 seniors who have organized various events over the past year. “As an avid dog lover and community volunteer, I am extremely excited for this event,” senior Jack Wilson said, “Animal adoption is a huge problem in America and even in our own backyard, making this a great cause and idea.”
Participants are welcome and encouraged to run with their dog at the 5K. Dogs must have received a rabies vaccination and owners are responsible for handling their dog and cleaning up after their dog.
A week of donations will take place from March 27 through March 31 and will be a competition between A1 classes to win a prize. Donations will also be accepted on April 22. The Humane Society is in need of Purina One Dog and Cat food, Beneful Dog food, Pedigree Dog food, Dog pill pockets, peanut butter, Fresh Step scooping litter, dog and cat toys and treats, Dawn dishwashing detergent, HE laundry detergent, bleach, gently used towels, trash bags, dog collars and leads, paper towels, copier paper, and gift cards from Petsmart, Petco, Food Lion, Target and Walmart. Any donation is greatly appreciated!