The 2017 Avon Eagle Run was a record-breaker the morning of Sat., May 27 as over 1500 runners participated in the community fundraiser.
The 17th annual Eagle Run, presented by Mercy Health, took place at 8 a.m. at Avon High School.
The event consists of a 5-mile run, 5K walk/run and a 1-mile kids fun run. A portion of the proceeds benefit local charity organizations in the community, as well as providing educational opportunities for area students.
Sponsored by Mercy Health, the Eagle Run has raised thousands of dollars for the Avon School Educational Endowment Fund, the Avon French Creek YMCA and Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services (CRS), and other local charities.
Every child in the school district benefits from the Eagle Run proceeds as grant monies are awarded to teachers for a variety of classroom activities. The primary goal of the Avon School Educational Endowment Fund grants is to encourage teachers to inspire students to excel academically or artistically, or to challenge students to approach life in a more fair or healthy manner.
From sponsoring the Robotics teams, to providing for the Great Lakes Theater visit to Avon for the “Shakespeare for High School Residency” Project, to bringing the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) to Avon elementary students for the “Soaring through Science” program, the Endowment Fund contributes to a well-rounded education for Avon students.
The Endowment Fund also supports programs for social awareness at all grade levels with programs such as the “Anti-Bullying Awareness Campaign Project”, “Operation Keepsake”, and the “Memory Project” (that opens hearts and shares kindness across international borders). The Endowment Fund also provides funds for special projects that support the needs and independence training of those students with moderate to severe disabilities. This just is a sampling of the dozens of grant requests that are approved on a bi-annual basis.
Race results here: http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/eagle.asp
Photo gallery here: http://www.villagerphoto.com/People/Avon-Eagle-Run-2017/