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Ladies to walk it out for scholarships in second annual fundraising event
Lyndsey Luxford
Antelope Staff

The second annual Loper Women’s Walk is coming Sept. 19.

Organizers have high hopes for the event organized last year.

“This is a huge opportunity to fundraise for women’s athletic scholarships,” said Michelle Smidt, Co-Director of Cope/Sahling Loper Women’s Walk.

Last year  the walk raised $2,000 for each women’s sport to provide those team's the opportunity to recruit key players or to purchase any needed equipment.

Two committees are formed in order to successfully run this walk. The strike force committee is assigned to raise sponsorship dollars, and the steering force recruits the team captains. Smidt hopes the walk will provide more financial security for women’s sports in the future.

“Last year there were 170 walkers, and 50 percent of the revenue came from the walkers. In five to 10 years we hope to raise enough money to not have to worry” Smidt said.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There will be a $10 entry fee, and the walker names will be placed into a prize drawing. The walkers will receive a free T-shirt supplied by the Buckle. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and go until 10:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast provided by Runza following the walk.

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