5K supports foster kids

MARQUETTE — Saturday had a forecast of rain all day, and one of Saturday’s events was questionable.

Luckily, the weather held up until the afternoon, and runners had a chance to get some exercise and help a meaningful cause at the 5K for Foster Care at the Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The funds raised from the 5K were allocated to help the Upper Peninsula Family Solutions’ enrichment fund.

“Possibly graduation pictures, all kinds of recreational activities, summer camps, dance classes and things like that; things that enrich a child’s experience,” said Ashley Weber, licensing specialist for U.P. Family Solutions. “We want every child in foster care to have the same experiences that every biological child would have.”

The race was untimed, and had plenty of prizes for the first 50 kids.

For more information on how to get involved with foster care, click here.