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Rock Slide cancelled

by Carin R. Kirkegaard

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) family fun run and fund raiser for local schools in the Rock Canyon High School area was cancelled this year. The Rock Slide had originally been scheduled for November 14, but due to inclement weather the race was postponed until December 12.

In an e-mail that was sent from the DCSD, the Rock Slide was cancelled for 2009 because of “possible inclement weather and feedback from various DCSD personnel.”

Funds raised at the time of cancellation will be distributed to the participating schools. Race participants will also receive the race T-shirt and a ribbon which will be available for pick-up at the schools where participants registered. Refunds will also be granted for any race participant, although the refund will reflect the cost of the T-shirt.

According to Tony Golden, Rock Slide director, the Rock Slide raised approximately $8,500 for the schools this year, and Buffalo Ridge Elementary took home the $1,000 bonus for having the largest registration. “Although it is a huge disappointment that the race was cancelled, the schools each still received significant contributions,” continued Golden.

For more information about refunds or T-shirts, contact Golden at contact by e-mail.



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