Georgia College 5K Race to Support the Invisible Children Foundation

by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. – The Georgia College Invisible Children Foundation is partnered with Awere Secondary School in Uganda. Bobcat women’s cross country senior Dani Destiche (Snellville, Ga.) works closely with this organization and has put together a 5K-fundraiser race Friday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. on West Campus. It is a five-dollar entrance fee paid at the race and is open to all community members. All proceeds will go to the schools for schools (S4S) foundation.

“Being involved in this organization has been a cool and rewarding experience for me,” said Destiche. “Each member in the organization uses their particular strength to put together a fundraiser. If you have a background in music then maybe you would put together a fundraiser concert. In my case, my passion is running so I wanted to put together a fundraiser race to benefit the cause.”

The S4S program emerged from our overarching goal to raise the standards of secondary education in northern Uganda. The projects under the S4S umbrella encourage academic excellence not only within students, but also, on a much larger scale, excellence within their schools. By delving to the root of local development issues and improving education holistically from the ground up, we are able to help improve the quality of education in the region through a variety of implementation practices.

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