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Rogers Scholars program benefits from record number of active 5K Glow Runners/Walkers


(Photo provided)

(Photo provided)

 
The second annual Dollars for Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk to support the Rogers Scholars program drew a record 143 registered participants last weekend at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.
 
Joshua Nadzam of Lexington was the overall male winner and Tabitha Bell of Jamestown was the overall female winner. Joshua finished the race with a time of 16:44.39. Tabitha finished first for the women with a time of 22:43.37. The top two overall finishers were presented trophies and took home $100 in cash prizes.
 

   Josh Nadzam. right, was the overall male winner. (Photo provided)

Josh Nadzam. right, was the overall male winner. (Photo provided)

“This year’s Dollars for Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk was a great success, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the participation of everyone who registered for the event,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator at the center. “A big thank you also goes out to the many volunteers who provided support as well as our contributing sponsors.”
 
The family-friendly event, which included a glow run/walk for the first time, was held Aug. 16. The race started and finished in front of the center. Participants were encouraged to “get their glow on” by wearing glow-in-the-dark costumes and apparel.
 
The winners for the best-dressed costumes were Lisa Hayes, Lexington; Duffy Sutton, Somerset; and Tommy Smith of Monticello. Each winner received complimentary tickets to the 2015 Master Musicians Festival.
 

In the group entry for best-dressed costumes, Payton Daugherty, Madison Daugherty and Kathy Tackett of Somerset were the winners. They won complimentary tickets to a Bowling Green Hot Rods minor league baseball game.
 

Tabitha Bell, right, was the overall female winner. (Photo provided)

Tabitha Bell, right, was the overall female winner. (Photo provided)

All proceeds from the event will go to support the center’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Rogers Scholars provides leadership opportunities for high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky and partners with 17 colleges and universities to provide exclusive scholarship offers to program graduates.
 
“Events like the Dollars for Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk help ensure that we can continue to develop the future leaders of Southern and Eastern Kentucky,” said Elizabeth Burton, spokesperson for the center. “The Rogers Scholars program is a key component of equipping our youth with the tools and support they need to reach their fullest potential.”
 
Community partners for the Dollars for Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk were Forcht Broadcasting, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the city of Somerset Tourist and Convention Commission. Adams & Venters, Citizens National Bank, Lake Cumberland Living, Lake Cumberland Convention and Visitors Bureau, Prairie Farms and Key Moments Photography were ambassador partners.
 
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Visit youth for a complete list of race results. For more information on the Rogers Scholars program, call 606-677-6000 or email youth@centertech.com.
 
From Center for Rural Development


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