Wednesday , 20 September 2017

Fun Run Supports Frisco Students and Teachers

frisco_isdThousands of Frisco ISD students, parents and community members will lace up their running or walking shoes Saturday morning to support the Frisco Education Foundation.

More than 5,000 people are expected to participate in the Gary Burns Frisco Fun Run, the only major fundraiser of the year for the Frisco Education Foundation. The one-mile fun run/walk and 5K certified racesupports college scholarships for graduating Frisco ISD seniors, including the Gary Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund, and innovative grants for teachers and staff.

Race Day registration begins at 7 a.m. The one-mile fun run/walk will start at 8 a.m. 5K run/walk will start at 8:30 a.m. It takes place outside Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, 75033.

The event honors the life and work of former Frisco Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burns, who was known throughout the community for his generosity and efforts to support and encourage children. He died of colon cancer in 1999.

“My dad truly believed in helping FISD students reach their full potential and he helped make that happen for many struggling families,” said Burns’ daughter Ashley Kilmer, a first grade teacher at Fisher Elementary. “I can only imagine how proud he would be that the Fun Run benefits Frisco students as they continue their education.”

Through a joint green effort with the City of Frisco Environmental Services Department, the Fun Run will strive to be a “Zero Waste” event this year. Participants will be encouraged to use recycle bins and compost containers.

In-N-Out Burger will also serve burgers, chips and a drink for a $5 donation to the Frisco Education Foundation.

Submitted by Meghan Youker

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