Race raises $6,500 to benefit autism organization

May 01, 2013
Courtesy of: Liz Ferry Kamiak senior and event coordinator Joey Davis (right) congratulates the UKnight for Autism race winner Travis Boyd (center).

Kamiak High School seniors Joey Davis and Andrew Weyers hosted UKnight for Autism, a race to benefit those with autism and Asperger syndrome, an autistic spectrum disorder.

The 3-mile race/walk was held April 20 at Kamiak benefited All Aboard, a local activities organization that specializes in helping adults with special needs. The benefit run raised around $6,500 from registration fees, donations and T-shirt sales.

The race T-shirt featured three animals drawn by junior Trevin Leon, a Kamiak life skills student. The drawings of an elephant, macaw, and cheetah fitting the motto “Run, walk, or fly to the finish,” which fit with the message that the event was accessible to anyone, of all ages and all skill levels of running and walking.

The winner with a time of 16:13 was Travis Boyd, a former Kamiak distance runner.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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