Foundation for orphans races to success

Kerry Golden

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On Saturday, the first ever Race for Orphans took place on the Mount Carmel Campus. 

“We wanted something fun and different that has never been done before,” said Kate Duffy, the event coordinator for the Quinnipiac chapter of the Foundation for Orphans. 

Organizations got together in teams to complete multiple obstacles in order to win. 

The obstacles included a three person tightrope walk, an Army crawl, an inflatable obstacle course,  a tire flip and a trivia ball pit. 

“I really liked it a lot,” first-year rugby player, Grace Gitchell. “It was really fun. The Army crawl was really, really fun. We came with our whole team so we got to do it together. It was a good bonding experience.”

All of these obstacles raised money for the foundation for orphans. 

“The Foundation for Orphans is a 501 C3 IRS recognized non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and around the world,” said Duffy.

Recently, Quinnipiac students started their own chapter of the Foundation for Orphans.

“It was a lot better than I expected it to be,” said sophomore, Kat Deluca, “It was really fun.”

With the Race for Orphans being the first event for the new organization, the executive board was pleased with the turnout. 

“Im absolutely thrilled with the turnout we had and overall, the support of the Quinnipiac campus.” said Duffy. “I had a number of people who couldn’t be able to be here today and were still able to donate and really support us so that we can change the lives of children around the world.”

The Race for Orphans raised $1,031 to benefit the Foundation for Orphans. The organization hopes to hold this race annually.