UCHS cheerleaders raise $3,500

Courtesy photo Union County cheerleaders pose at a glow station at the “Glow Hard or Glow Home 5K” on Friday.

Courtesy photo Hunter and Brad Allison stand with their new customized Union County cornhole boards after winning the tournament on Friday.

UNION COUNTY — An event last Friday raised around $3,500 for Union County High School Cheerleaders.

The Union County cheerleaders held the “Glow Hard or Glow Home” Run/Walk 5K fundraiser at Timken Sports Complex on Friday, and participants wore outfits that glowed in the dark and/or under black lights. There were black-light sections along the track, and runners were doused with water and glow powder.

Sally Hart came in 1st place in the run; Cayden Kingsmore came in 2nd place; and Maggie Hart came in 3rd place.

The event also included a cornhole tournament, which was won by Hunter and Brad Allison, who won a set of customized Union County Yellow Jackets cornhole boards.

Union County Cheer Coach Jana Moore said the event was extremely successful, raising around $3,500 to go toward the cheerleaders’ participation in the annual UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) camp as well as clothes throughout the year such as t-shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness, bows and other costs for the students. Moore also said she is planning for the run to become an annual event.