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Friday, June 21, 2013

Walk in Shelton, Derby Saturday to benefit club

SHELTON - The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is holding its fifth annual walkathon Saturday. Previously called Get Your Walk On, the event has been renamed Walk for Kids, the Herbie Rollinson Memorial Walkathon. 

“The name was changed to reflect exactly what the event is and what we’re walking for…it’s all about the kids,” says Sue DeLeon, Board President. 
“Our Boys & Girls Club is more than just a safe place for them to go after school. A boy or girl walking through our doors will experience a variety of programs designed to enhance their academic performance, teach them about good character and citizenship, and inform them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.”
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 am. Walkers may stay on the half-mile loop at Veterans Park or, if they wish a longer route, they can continue to the Derby Greenway. 
Prizes will be awarded for the top individual fundraiser and for the top team fundraiser. A minimum pledge of $25 is required for individual walkers, which gets them a commemorative walkathon T-shirt. 
Teams are welcome and encouraged to walk and will also receive our commemorative T-shirt.
To pre-register and get a pledge form, contact Ann Wheeler. 203-924-7462, AnnWheeler@BGC-LNV.org or download a walkathon packet from www.BGC-LNV.org. Click on the walkathon link.

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