Project Grad adds fundraising event
The ninth annual Basehor Car Show is coming up in a few weeks, but Project Grad is adding something new this year.
A 5K Fun Run/Walk will be offered from about 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in conjunction with the Car Show. Organizer of the Fun Run Vicky Herbster said the run was another way to get the community involved and raise money for Project Grad, a drug- and alcohol-free party thrown for Basehor-Linwood High School seniors after graduation.
"The Dairy Days run went over well," Herbster said. "It's just a fun way to get people involved other than the car show."
The run will start and finish west of the BLHS football field. Traffic on Parallel west of the high school to 159th Street and 158th Street to Garden Parkway will be affected during the event.
Medals will be awarded to a male and female in each age division and to the overall male and female winners. The high school class that has the most students entered in the run will win breakfast before school.
The car show will be an all-day event at the high school and will feature cars, trucks, motorcycles, games, food, music, door prizes and several different special awards such as best of show and chairman's choice.
The day of fun for the community is the largest fundraiser of the year for Project Grad.
"This year we're going to have it at Power Play on Shawnee Mission Parkway," Herbster said. "It costs about $20,000 to put on Project Grad."
Entry forms for both the fun run and the car show are available at www.basehorcarshow.com, BLHS and several Basehor businesses. Students also will be soliciting runners for the fun run.
"We're also encouraging the students to work that day at the car show and the fun run," Herbster said.
The deadline to enter in the fun run is Tuesday, Oct. 10, but late entries will be accepted. The fee is $15 and runners will receive a T-shirt.
Car show participants may register early or the day of the show from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20.