The deadline for a team to register its charity for the “Shamrock Gives Back” program is Friday. The program, which is part of West Chester Township’s Shamrock Shuffle scheduled March 10, provides the opportunity for businesses, schools, non-profits or charitable organizations to raise funds.
Participants of “Shamrock Gives Back” can build a team to raise dollars to support their favorite charitable cause. Any school, non-profit, or community organization (i.e. sports team, booster, scouts program, that can be recognized as a non-profit) will have the opportunity to receive proceeds from The Shamrock Shuffle.
For every 25 adults (two children equal one adult) participating on a Shamrock Shuffle team, a $250 grant will be made to the selected cause. If a team registers 100+, a grant equal to $10/per adult participant will be awarded. Teams can register their charity online by completing the charity registration form on the Shamrock Shuffle website.
The 2012 Shamrock Shuffle will feature a 5K, 10K, Leprechaun Lap and a block party. Last spring, the event attracted more than 3,000 participants.
This year, the 5K and 10K races will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at The Square at Union Centre with a “kegs and eggs” breakfast and block party. At 9:30 a.m. children ages 3-10 can participate in the IKEA Leprechaun Lap, a children’s fun run around The Square.
Pre-registration is $30, $15 for children 5-12, and $10 for the Leprechaun Lap.
For more information, including event sponsorship opportunities, visit www.theshamrockshuffle.com or call 513-874-5450.