Eagles dash across campus in 5k | Sports & Recreation
The Golden Eagle Student Consulting Group hosted its first Eagle Dash this past Saturday. More than 40 participants took part in the event, which was a fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization committed to assisting families in need by providing affordable housing.
Students, faculty and residents paid $25 to register for a 5k race at 8:30 a.m. The race’s course made its way through the University of Southern Mississippi’s campus, with various stations set up to splash contestants with colored water. After competitors reached Pride Field, the rest of the day was dedicated to live music, free food and drinks and booths advertising the Eagle Dash’s sponsors.
Habitat for Humanity’s Lee Anne Venable was enthusiastic about the event. According to Venable, GESCG’s advisor SherRhonda Gibbs, an assistant professor of management at USM, was a two-year board member for Habitat for Humanity. Gibbs suggested that GESCG host an annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization, and both organizations hope to have set a tradition at USM.
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