La Plata High School’s Key Club hosted the Warrior 5K Color Fun Run in memory of Pete Mahon on Saturday, April 5. Participants were anywhere from 10 to 60 years old, and though it was a fun “run,” they were able to run, jog or walk in goggles and white t-shirts as volunteers hurled colored paint. All benefits went to March of Dimes, the Pete Mahon Scholarship Fund and the Wounded Warrior Project.
The winners of each age group were Mr. Andrews, Mrs. Soderberg, Justin Plummer, Kirsten Greenwaldt and Chase Collins. Ms. Pessagno, Ms. Becker, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Hunsaker also ran.
“Everyone seemed to have fun participating and getting color thrown on them,” Danielle Smith, Key Club historian, said. “It brought the school community together because there were student volunteers from both Key Club and the Student Government Association who enjoyed throwing the color.”
Ms. Nicholl, a math teacher at LPHS who helped organize the Color Fun Run, was very pleased with the $1,000 the event raised. “The color run was great,” she said.