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Tour de Campus at SSU

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | Posted by


SSU School of Business and Economics Dean William Silver, #101, leads the pack at the starting line in 2011 (photo courtesy, Casey Marshall)

SSU School of Business and Economics Dean William Silver, #101, leads the pack at the starting line in 2011 (photo courtesy, Casey Marshall)

On Saturday, October 5, students and faculty from Sonoma State University will once again suit up to help raise money for a good cause. This will be the fifth year of the “Tour de Campus” event which is a 5k charity fun run around the Sonoma State University campus that encourages silliness and fun costumes for those who participate in the race.

The event is put on by the SSU School of Business and Economics along with the Accounting Forum. In 2011 over 200 people participated raising $4,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County. Last year the event raised $3,000, a number they hope to exceed.

The proceeds for the event this year will benefit Summer Search, a program dedicated to helping low-income youth build confidence, character and skills needed to complete college. They provide year-round mentoring, scholarships to summer experiential programs and resources for students in and after college.

“Summer Search has taught me to have a deeper belief in my ability to be successful,” said Joe Munayer, a junior who is the community service chair for the Accounting Forum and has personal experience with Summer Search. “Throughout the years of working with them, they have constantly set me on the path to become the best me I can be, and have laid a foundation for me to accomplish any goal or dream I possess.”

Dean William Silver, from the SSU School of Business and Economics will once again offer up the Dean’s Challenge to race entrants. Dean Silver will donate $20 to Summer Search for every person that can beat him in the race, while running in business attire. Runners are allowed to wear running shoes.

After the race there will be live music, a raffle, a BBQ lunch for race entrants and prizes for both the race winners and best costume.

Registration for the event starts at 10 a.m. with the race starting at 11 a.m. at the main quad on the SSU campus, which is located between Salazar and the Commons. Tickets for the race are $7 each or 3 for $14 if you pre-register. Racers can join on the day of for $10. Every participant will receive a free t-shirt, BBQ lunch and the chance to help low-income students with their education.

To pre-register, e-mail Standrij@seawolf.sonoma.edu.

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