The second annual Project Walk Fun Run and Roll at Sienna Plantation strode to a successful conclusion Sept. 17, raising more than $70,000 for the Project Walk Foundation.
More than 600 walkers, runners and hand cyclers participated in the 5K and 10K runs, Kids’ Mile and 10K hand cycle race at Ridge Point High School.
Afterward, racers and their cheering sections enjoyed a fabulous post-race party and awards ceremony featuring music, bounce houses and pancakes served up by the Knights of Columbus. Awards were presented to the first place male and female finishers in each 10-year age grouping, from 14 and under to 70+. Awards for team spirit and top individual and team fundraisers also were presented.
Approximately $29,325 of the $70,327 grand total resulted from donations alone. Race registrations and sponsorships made up $41,000 of the proceeds. The funds raised will provide scholarships for a full year of activity-based recovery treatments for paralysis at the Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Center Houston.
The Project Walk Fun Run and Roll was founded by Sienna residents Mark and Cindy Dremely, whose late son, Brooks, suffered a cervical injury caused by a motocross accident. The Dremelys own the Project Walk center. Learn more about the facility at www.projectwalk.com/houston.