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The public is invited to participate in a local Color Dash on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. starting and ending at TSTC Sweetwater Campus. "This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker â€” it's your city's brightest 5k run/walk," said event organizers. "The Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners and people of all ages, shapes and sizes."
The dash is not timed â€” it's more about sharing memories, laughing and getting colored like a bag of Skittles than competing. As participants run, walk (or even crawl) the course, Dasher-Splasher volunteers will splash them with special colorful dust. Results â€” a white t-shirted community of do-gooders, turned into a rainbow of colorful faces.
All proceeds from The Color Dash: TSTC Sweetwater will go to help raise funds and awareness for the Campus Save Act, which consists of the reporting, response and prevention education around rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
The registration fee for this event is $40 per individual, $35 per team member and $85 for family of three, ($15 for each family member after that), and children five and under are free. Register at: http://www.tstc.edu/westtexasevents/dash (use promo code CD25 for a discount).
The Dash started as a fundraiser for a suicide awareness and prevention film and has grown in its first year to over 30+ dashes, benefitting abuse centers, youth athletic complexes, orphanage planting, animal rescue shelters and many more. "The Dash will bring the color, all you have to do ... is let the color move you."
Texas State Technical College (www.tstc.edu) serves Texas through eleven campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Harlingen, Hutto, Ingleside, Marshall, Red Oak, Richmond, Sweetwater, and Waco. TSTC is the only college in America to adopt a funding model based entirely on student employment outcomes â€” aligning with its purpose of strengthening Texas with a highly skilled, technically competent workforce. The college System will celebrate 50 years of service to the State of Texas in 2015.