Gator Chase Raises Funds for Spanish Fort Education
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) – Hundreds of people are helping raise funds with their feet in Baldwin County. A large crowd gathered at Spanish Fort for the annual Gator Chase. It’s a fundraiser for the Spanish Fort Educational Enrichment Foundation.
“I think it’s great, a great way to show community support for schools and all the hard work people are doing with it,” said runner Stephen Strickland. The organization helps raise funds and funds classroom grants for additional school supplies and classroom efforts.
“It’s great, we fundraise for our student-teacher scholarships every year and once that’s over, we allocate funds to different teachers and grants, so we wanted all the teachers to write a scholarship this year, so we’re going to fund it,” Sheren said. LeBlanc with the Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation. For the first time, this charity event includes a 10 km.
“I like to run, it’s peaceful, you go out and run and you don’t think about anything and it’s over before you know it, just challenge people to get out and get healthy” , said 10k runner Angela Henderson. It was a longer course this year too, for much of the morning the right lane of the westbound carriageway was closed to give riders room to run to Mobile and back.