Hoops for Hope 5K run draws nice crowd

Organizers pleased with turnout


Brian Spiker and Sarah Cox were the winners in the first Hoops for Hopes 5K at Bellwood-Antis.

Crossing the finish line with a burst of pink!

The Lady Blue Devils Basketball team hosted the Hoops for Hope 5K and Fun Walk on Sunday, September 28, at one o’clock p.m.

The winners from the race were Brian Spiker in the men’s division, and Sarah Cox in the female division. Brain’s time was 21”22 and Sarah’s was 24”52.

Competitors ran the neighborhoods of Bellwood and raised money for breast cancer research.
Competitors ran the neighborhoods of Bellwood and raised money for breast cancer research.

The event benefited the Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils Basketball Association and proceeds were put towards the Bellwood/Tyrone PINK game to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Lynn D’Angelo, one of the race coordinators, said that even though they didn’t get a huge turnout, the event was an overall success.

“The turnout was small, but we expected it seeing as how it was the first year and with other events going on. The feedback from the people was great, though! They really loved the event and the course! We made an $800.00 profit overall,” said D’Angelo.

Denise Showalter and the basketball boosters generated the idea for the event, while D’Angelo was a big contributor and coordinator, since she works in the school district.

The 5K race began at the Bellwood-Antis High School and proceeded on a course throughout town, ending back at the High School Track.

There was a concession stand, games, and other activities onsite before, during, and after the race was complete.

The race day schedule was as the following:

11:30-12:40 : Registration/check in

12:45-12:55 : Race line up

12:55- 1:00 : Singing of the National Anthem and Prayers for racers

1:00 : Balloon Release at start up for 5K runners/walkers

2:30 : Awards ceremony at football field