PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University sport management students will host a three-mile fundraising run on Sunday morning to benefit the Hilinski’s Hope foundation.
Starting at 9:30 a.m., the ‘Run for 3’ will begin and end at the Courtyard by Marriott in Pullman on N. Fairway Rd. On-site registration will begin one hour beforehand, though pre-registration is requested through the group’s website.
Students told WSU Insider they hope to raise $10,000 to go toward the foundation’s overall goal of raising $2 million. There will also be a raffle at the event to help further this goal.
Students also told WSU Insider that they got the idea from the 5k model, but decided to revise the concept slightly to make the course a true three miles to match Hilinski’s number.
Tyler Hilinski was the soon-to-be starting quarterback for the WSU football team, who took his own life in January 2018, shaking the WSU and Pullman communities to their core. Hilinski’s Hope is a non-profit foundation started by the Hilinski family with the goal of keeping Tyler’s memory alive by generating funds to support programs that will help de-stigmatize mental illness.
More information on the run can be found on the ‘Run for 3’ website.