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.