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A Home for Austin Fund-raiser
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Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

A Home For Austin will be hosting their final fund-raiser, the Mettle Run, on July 26th. The definition of mettle is “a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.”

The Home for Austin committee felt that was a fitting name to show honor to the little boy that the fund-raiser will benefit. Austin is a seven year old from Tea, SD. Austin lost his limbs just before his third birthday due to a rare form of meningitis. In an effort to give this little boy a handicap accessible home, a group of individuals and businesses formed A Home For Austin. Through generous donations and fund-raising efforts a home has been built by Lennox and Tea Area High School students during this past school year. The home is scheduled to be moved late July to a lot in Tea. A Home For Austin Committee members see this final fund-raiser not only as a chance to raise funds for the finishing touches but also as a celebration.

Valley Exchange Bank/Exchange Insurance Agency are main sponsors of the event. The Mettle Run will include a 5K, Half Marathon and a 1 Mile fun walk/run. The 5K is a chip-timed event that starts and ends in the Tea City Park. Route conditions are paved streets. Start time is 8:00am.

The Half Marathon is a chip-timed event that starts at Lennox High School and ends in the Tea City Park. Route conditions are paved streets and roads. Start time is 7:30am.
The 1 Mile fun walk/run is a non-timed event that will be held on the bike paths at Tea City Park. Route conditions; paved bike paths. Start time is 8:10am.

Cost for the Half Marathon is early registration $40 / after July 19, 2014 $45; cost for the 5K early registration $30 / after July 19, 2014 $35; cost for the 1 Mile early registration: $20 / after July 19, 2014 $25.

All participants will receive a t-shirt. For more information or to register online go to www.allsportcentral.com or www.ahomeforaustin.org.

Also on July 26th will be a pancake feed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 140 W. Brian St., Tea from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. The SD USA Ambassador Teens will be at the Pancake Feed. $6 for all you can eat pancakes and sausages, includes drink. $4 for ages 12 and under. The pancake feed will feature a visit from the USA SD Ambassador Teens. Face painting will also be provided for the kids in attendance

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