As the annual “Run for the Rolls” one-mile race on Saturday August 23rd gets closer to the starting line, the excitement is starting to build in the community for this event now entering its eighth year. According to race organizer Cindy Triveline, “We’re getting back to basics this year with the steaming rolls on our logo, and we’ve chosen St. Louis Center as this year’s non-profit charity to support. They’ve got a great wellness program there called ‘Fitness for Life,’ and any money we make will be donated to support their program designed for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
St. Louis Center’s Fitness Coordinator Caitlin Blomquist hopes to have 36 residents participate in this year’s event, and talked about what she’s doing to prepare the residents for their one-mile run/walk this year. “Our residents are constantly active, and walking is a big part of our fitness program. Our goal for this year’s race is to finish as a team, and to be active participants in the event. We hope that people will come out at 12:45 p.m. on the 23rd before the Chelsea Fair Parade to cheer them on, because they enjoy the encouragement they receive from the community when they participate in these events.”
Thus far, two generous donors have covered the $540 in entry fees for St. Louis Center’s residents to participate, however if you would like to do more to help the residents, please go to http://fundraising.active.com/event/runfortherolls to make a donation, as “Run for the Rolls” would like to raise $5,000 to help St. Louis Center.
For more information about the race itself, visit www.runfortherolls.org, and to register for the race, go directly to http://www.active.com/chelsea-mi/running/races/run-for-the-rolls-2014. St. Louis Center was established in 1960 by the Servants of Charity, and is a residential care center for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities located five miles west of Chelsea in Sylvan Twp. For more information about St. Louis Center please visit the website at www.stlouiscenter.org.
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