News-Herald Staff Writer
CADIZ – For the first time the Harrison Central cheerleaders partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for an inaugural 5k race at Sally Buffalo Park, last Saturday.
“We’re hoping this becomes an annual event,” Jenny Thomas said, who is secretary of the cheerleader’s parents club.
Using the mascot of the Huskies, they had t-shirts printed up that said, “Paws for the Cause,” with “Huskies” written below.
The top three men were, Zach Henry with a winning time of 20:35, followed by Wayne Dagan and Richard Harding. For the women, Marlilyn Luyster came in at 23:46 for first place, with Shawne Arbaugh and Alex Williamson taking second and third place respectively.
Some of the prizes the American Cancer Society donated included, t-shirts, ink pens, key chains and coffee mugs.
Janice Williamson, president of the cheerleader’s club was impressed with the first-time results.
“We raised $2,200,” Williamson said. “For our first time, I think we did quite well.”
The arrangement made is that half the money will be donated to the ACS and the other half to the cheerleaders club.
Williamson was especially grateful to Sally Buffalo Park, Scio’s EMT unit, which was on site, Baker’s Foods, Willy Walker, Bethany Barth from ACS, McDonald’s donating yogurt for the runners and Robin Rawson from Something Said T-shirts.