ST. Paul MN: Hamline University’s students decided for their business class project that they were going to host a 5K run/walk, roll event. When setting this event up for the class they decided that all proceeds would be given to the Disable American Veterans of MN in support of its programs and all the work the organization does for veterans.
On the chilly morning of April 26th, 2014 the event was kicked off at 9 AM with great success. The students definitely went above and beyond to make sure all participants were well taken care of. They were able to get water, coffee, soup and other generous donations from local companies in support of the event to ensure that the event was successful.
Starting the event at Phalen Park in St. Paul runners were able to have a nice scenic run around the lake. All 92 participants made it safely around the lake with no issues whatsoever. The MN National guard was even involved with the event and brought their rock climbing wall for spectators to try out while they were waiting for the runners to cross the finish line.
At the end of the day there was nothing but pure success for the students and the grades they receive are well earned. The Hamline class was able to make a donation to the MN DAV in the amount of $3,254.00 which just shows how much hard work was put into the event.
The Disabled American Veterans of MN is very thankful to Hamline University and the students who put this whole event together. Their donation will be very helpful in our mission to ensure betters lives of our veterans.