“Halloween Hustle”Jesse Kohen Scholarship Run/Walk – Saturday, October 29th
Benefiting CSU, Chico Students working with special needs children in public schools and Chico & Pleasant Valley High School's Special Education programs.
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to lace up their sneakers and join the fun at the 7th annual Jesse Kohen Scholarship Halloween Hustle Costume Run, Saturday, October 29th at Bidwell Park’s One Mile Recreation Area. This family-friendly, 5K & 2.5K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Dash provides a yearly scholarship to support CSU, Chico students working with children with disabilities in the public schools. We are pleased to announce that Chico & Pleasant Valley High School's Special Education programs will also benefit this year.
Costumes are encouraged with lots of prizes being given for “Best Costume” in a wide variety of categories. The event will also include music (boogey to the Monster Mash!) children’s games and prizes and community booths. A highlight of the day will be the award of a $500 scholarship to a Chico State student and contribution to Chico & Pleasant Valley High School's Special Education programs, serving children with disabilities.
$100 Cash Award will also be given to the Organization that brings out the most participants!
Registration Fee: Adults $20 before Oct. 10, $25 from Oct. 11; Students $10 before Oct. 10, $12 from Oct. 11 All Pre-Registered participants will receive a Race Tee.
Teams of 10 + receive a 10% Discount (must pre-register & pay fees prior to October 10th - contact 530/342-4896 for details)
The Walk/Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. Registration 7:45-8:45 am at the One Mile Recreation area.
Jesse Kohen was an amazing young man with many gifts and talents. Working with students with disabilities was his passion and his greatest gift. As a physical education and adapted physical education major at CSU, Chico, Jesse was intent on getting his special education credential so he could work with the population of students he loved. Jesse worked with children with disabilities in institutions and schools in Santa Barbara, Gridley and Chico. As a Special Education paraprofessional he worked in some of Chico Unified’s most difficult and challenging situations.
An avid runner with success in several marathons, Jesse poured the same enthusiasm and dedication into every aspect of life. As the youngest volunteer fire fighter in the Chico Fire Department Company One, Jesse fought a fire the day he graduated from high school.
Above all, Jesse’s enthusiasm for life inspired his students, friends, coworkers and classmates. With words and action, Jesse lived up to his motto in life, “Be a Champion”. Jesse lost his life in a single-vehicle accident in October 2010. However, Jesse’s contributions to youth continue through The Jesse Kohen Foundation which gives a yearly scholarship to a Chico State student working in a special needs public school classroom. Contributions to the Jesse Kohen Scholarship fund may be made and mailed to:
Jesse Kohen Foundation/NVCF, P.O. Box 612 Chico, CA 95927
Bring your family to the park, invite your neighbors, call your friends, enter the Run/Walk or cheer on the participants at the Halloween Hustle Jesse Kohen Scholarship Run! For more information, contact 530/342-4896.