Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence 5K is a resounding success


The Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence hosted its biggest fundraiser of the year – the annual 5K – on October 9.

The cloudy skies cleared early, allowing the sun to shine on nearly 500 runners ready to raise funds for the Hampton School District.

The Hampton Middle School group kicked off the event after a stretching period led by the UPMC Centers for Rehabilitation Services. The Hampton cheerleader team kept the crowd pumped throughout the course and at the finish line.

The Kornick family won two trophies with Camden Kornick taking first place for the 8 year old boys and Ella Kornick winning the first place trophy in the competition for 15 year old girls. The trophies were presented by students and teachers from Hampton High School.

“The kids talk about it at school, so they come home excited to be part of some healthy competition with their friends,” mom Lauren Kornick said.

“I’m always happy to register them because it’s for a good cause. The HAEE is a wonderful organization helping to improve the already wonderful education for which Hampton is known, ”Kornick said via email.

Along with the race, raffles were held for gift baskets while fruit and pizzas were offered to runners provided by Wagners, Giant Eagle, Metz and Pasquales Pizza.

“It’s always a fun morning, especially on a sunny day,” Kornick said.

Maureen Perkins, president of the HAEE, says the amount raised is not yet finalized but appears to be between $ 25,000 and $ 30,000.

Cindy Alexander is a contributor to Trib Total Media.


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