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‘Run for 3’ fun run to raise money for Hilinski’s Hope charity

Tyler Hilinski riding on shoulders of fans following WSU football win.

By C. Brandon Chapman

WSU sport management students are hosting Run for 3, a three-mile fundraising run to begin 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, to benefit the Hilinksi’s Hope foundation.

The run will begin and end at the Courtyard by Marriott in Pullman. On-site registration will begin an hour beforehand, though pre-registration is requested through the group’s website.

Student Ryan Yoneyama, whose group is hosting the event, said between the run itself, along with a raffle, and Hilinski’s Hope merchandise, the group’s goal is to raise $10,000 to go to the foundation’s overall monetary goal of $2 million.

“The decision to help with Hilinski’s Hope was an easy one for us, and we were sure of that from the beginning,” Yoneyama said. “All of the WSU community was impacted by the loss of Tyler and Hilinski’s Hope was something the student body and the WSU community as a whole could rally behind.”

Student Tessa Sechler said the idea of a 5K is something well known, so the group modified just a tad to make it a true three miles, a number that matches what Hilinski’s jersey number was with WSU.

“One of the main things that can assist with mental health is exercise,” Sechler said. “This event combines community participation with fitness in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, and we hope it does a good job helping participants feel like they can be directly associated with helping Hilinski’s Hope, whether they’re students or members of the community.”

More information, or registration, can be found at the Run for 3 website.

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