By Anne Marie Amacher
DAVENPORT – A 5K walk/run to benefit people in Haiti will be held May 14 at Our Lady of Victory Parish.
Cameron Fox, a junior at Assumption High School in Davenport and member of Our Lady of Victory’s youth group, said sponsors of the Victory Dash are members of the parish youth group and other area youth and community businesses. Grant money from Catholic Campaign for Human Development also is being used for the fundraising effort.
The 5K begins at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory’s parking lot. The course covers the OLV neighborhood and parish grounds before ending at the parish. Some hills are part of the course, he noted. The race is separated into men’s and women’s categories and with various age divisions. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category.
Money raised will go to Foods Resource Bank whose mission is to globally connect local communities through agriculture and to grow lasting solutions to hunger. Foods Resource Bank will direct the money for a project in Haiti. There the money will be used to teach poor farmers how to grow crops effectively so that they will be able to produce food for their families now and in the future, Fox said.
For more information contact Leigh Born, Our Lady of Victory’s youth minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are available at www.cornbelt.org and click on “race calendar” and then on “Victory Dash.” Cost for the event is $25, and checks are payable to Our Lady of Victory and should be sent with the registration form to Our Lady of Victory, 4105 N. Division St., Davenport, Iowa, 52806.