Oak Lawn students run to raise money for Bolivia
June 14, 2012 3:08PM
Oak Lawn Community High School Cross Countries members include (front row, from left) Carlos Brito, Kyle Dykema, Calvin Demski, Cody Marek and (back row) Dan Powers, Ray Baniewicz, Sal Garcia, Moises Adan and Eric Lindelsee. | Supplied Photo
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:07AM
Nine members of the Oak Lawn Community High School Cross Countries organization, along with fellow runners from three area schools, recently took part in a charity run to help students raise money for the construction of a rural hospital in Amachuma, Bolivia.
The 166-mile run was titled Running Down a Dream 2012 and began in Clinton, Iowa and finished at the Oak Lawn Village Green.
Athletes ran between six to eight miles as part of an isolated team responsible for that leg of the journey. The process continued, unimpeded, until the last runner entered the Oak Lawn city limits.
Runners then gathered in the parking lot of Richards High School to participate in the last two miles of the run. After a police escort to the Oak Lawn Village Green, a “welcome back” party was held featuring music, refreshments and a short program.
Runners included Oak Lawn Community High School students Carlos Brito, Daniel Powers, Kyle Dykema, Raymond Baniewicz, Sal Garcia, Eric Lindelsee, Moises Adan, Cody Marek and Calvin Demski.