Tiger Trot focuses funds on Smith

By: Tyler Campbell

The Student Senate will host its fourth annual Tiger Trot 5k fun run on Saturday, April 16 at 8 a.m. at Pfeiffer Park. The theme this year is a costume run and the cost to run in this race is $15 in advance or $25 the day of the race.

Student Senate adviser Erin Gardner said, “We like to help our community whether it be at the elementary school, junior high or here at the high school. In the past we’ve helped with families around the holidays. We’ve helped students who’ve have been in a fire, as well as other health costs since we’ve donated to [secretary Jane] Carter and [PE teacher Jamie] Smith using the Tiger Trot funds. We chose to do a costume run this year instead of a color because we had a color run for our Do Better Be Better 5k this fall.”

This year, half of the proceeds will go to Smith as she overcomes her surgery from recent complications due to stroke, and the other half will go to students in need. Student Senate Secretary Grace Gubbrud said, “We felt like Mrs. Smith needed help after all she’s been through and so we decided to have a lot of the proceeds go to her.”

Along with running for a good cause, students can make up three P.E. days.

Student Senate has gone out as well and got business to donate different door prizes for runners. These prizes will be for best costume and also a raffle for all runners.

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