Friday, September 16, 2011
Plans Underway for 3rd Annual Dash for Mat's Bash
Plans are well under way for the 3rd Annual Dash for Mat's Bash. It's the fun 1.5 mile run/walk/race held each year in Wellsville to benefit the Mathugh Johnston Scholarship Fund. It is dedicated to all those that passed from cancer or cancer related illnesses. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors each year at Wellsville High School's Class Day. The past two years two scholarships were awarded to two different scholar-athletes each year.
Pictured above, Mathugh Johnston was an “All American” 15 year old boy that succumbed to leukemia four years ago. He loved sports and football was his favorite.
The Dash is a fun event for both adults and children. There's a Kid's Dash for children 9 years old and younger. There's a Halloween costume contest, prizes and candy bags. There's even going to be a Fire Department Brigade relay with runners from competing Fire Stations. Prizes will be awarded to the top five male & female winners in both the adult and children races. At the end of the race there will be drawings for all sorts of prizes with the top prize being a flat screen HDTV.
The race will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 5:30 PM. Registration will be from 3 to 5:15 PM at the Wellsville Fire Station. Pre-race entertainment will begin at 4 PM.
Registration forms will be available at different locations around town, including the lobby at Village Hall, beginning this coming week-end. There is a deadline of October 6 for registrations to be made to be guaranteed a shirt. The forms are also available on the Face Book page for Dash for Mat's Bash. Registration is $10 for adults, $5 for children 9 and under and $40 for each Fireman Relay team. Checks can be made out to The Mathugh Johnston Memorial Corp. and mailed to 1703 Commerce St., Wellsville, Ohio 43968.
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