Day in the Park & 5K - June 25, 2017!
by Cindy Dalton, Public Relations Specialist
It’s time again for LUK’s Day in the Park and “Corduroy King” 5K!
The Day in the Park is a fun, free family event at Lake Quinsigamond Park in Worcester which features music, a bounce house, information tables, activities, and a cookout for lunch! This is a great day for families to enjoy the outdoors and learn a bit about the services available in their communities. As usual, we will have information around mental health awareness and foster care appreciation.
The “Corduroy King” 5K is a flat course accessible to runners and walkers of all abilities. All funds raised benefit the David “Corduroy King” Kilcoyne scholarship, which allows at-risk youth to attend a therapeutic, adventure-based camp through LUK’s TREK program.
Dave Kilcoyne was one of the original TREK staff, starting in 2006. Dave was an original – he was the king of corduroy and a lover of adventure. Dave loved kids, and kids loved him back. A few years ago Dave solo hiked for a summer along the Appalachian Trail, and talked about writing a book about his experiences in the woods. In the summer of 2013 Dave pledged to hike 600 miles in 60 days to raise funds for the TREK program – just him and his new tent in the outdoors.
Unfortunately, Dave’s adventure ended early when he left the trail to come home and care for his ailing Dad. Shortly after his Dad passed, Dave also took a different trail and left us as well. All who knew him miss his laugh, humor, giant smile, and even bigger heart. With the scholarships, we hope to honor his memory and help youth fall in love with adventure.
You can register online through Wednesday, June 21st at Give.Classy.org/LUK5K.
You can register the day of the event with cash or check.