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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quinnipiac law students to race for veterans

Adapted from a press release from Quinnipiac University:

Students from the Quinnipiac University School of Law will hold a 5-kilometer race April 16 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Burns Inn of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and the Veterans Advocacy Group are hosts for the second annual Sleeping Giant 5k Run/Walk Challenge, which starts at 9 a.m. Participants will race to the top of the Tower Trail in Sleeping Giant State Park.

Proceeds will support the Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit organization that offers services to wounded veterans, including benefits counseling, peer mentoring, career advice and recreational opportunities. Last year, the event raised more than $1,200 for the organization.

“We are proud to once again work with the Wounded Warrior Project on this fund-raiser to benefit our nation's veterans and their families,” said Brian Gregorio, president and co-founder of the Veterans Advocacy Group. “The strain on our nation's military makes organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project that much more important and we are proud to do our part to make the lives of those who have fought for us just a little better. It is important for veterans to remember that there are people who remember our veterans’ sacrifices and services to our country.”

Co-sponsors of the event include the Student Bar Association, the Sports & Entertainment Law Society, the Intellectual Property Law Society and the Federalist Society, all student organizations at Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register online by April 13 at www.sleepinggiant5k.com. All pre-registered athletes will receive a race T-shirt. The event is limited to 250 participants. Pre-registration is $20 for adults; $15 for students and athletes under 18; and $10 for Quinnipiac law students. On race day, the fee is $25 for all participants.

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