Friday, January 14, 2011

The Shamrock Shuffle

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! 

SO ...

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!

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