Backpacks For Pine Ridge is a non-profit fund through The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty. On March 12, 2011, The Community Foundation will be hosting their 5th annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k and 10k at Union Center in West Chester.
This year there is a new twist called The Shuffle Gives Back. Each fund or charity can register as a team (which Backpacks For Pine Ridge has done) and for each 25 people who register for the Shamrock Shuffle on the Backpacks For Pine Ridge team, we will get a grant for $250! If we get 50 people registered on our team, we'll get a grant for $500!
Also each team that is the most recognizable and the most enthusiastic will be eligible for an additional $250!
Here's what to do ...
Go to the registration page of The Shamrock Shuffle's web site and register. When it asks if you are on a team, click "yes". A space will open up for you to type in "Backpacks For Pine Ridge".
There are benefits to registering early as early registration is $25 a person. Pre-registration will be $30 a person and day of the event registration will be $35 a person. Early registration also includes a t-shirt and breakfast after the race.
Generally a backpack with school supplies costs us about $10 each so if we get 25 people on our team, and get the $250, then each person on our team will represent a child on the Reservation that will be getting a backpack full of school supplies!
Go register now and come out on March 12 for a fun time!