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Hop right to it: Fayette's Bunny Trail 5K to benefit Miracle League

| Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 5:52 p.m.

The Bunny Trail 5K Run/Walk is taking place at Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus, on March 31, and benefits the Miracle League of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, a baseball league for children with special needs.

Joshua Scully, a teacher at A.J. McMullen Middle School in Markleysburg, has been working to organize the event and garner sponsorship interest.

"I have been serving as the Miracle League's game day announcer, and two of my colleagues, Paul Zungri and Jessilyn Holp, came up with the idea of holding a 5K as a fundraiser for the league."

The league's main goal is to construct a rubberized field that will be handicapped accessible and safe for the players. Individuals can help realize this goal by sponsoring or participating in the Bunny Trail 5K.

"The Miracle League offers a truly unique experience for many children, and I think that by supporting this event, people are ultimately doing their community a service," said Scully.

Also taking place that day will be activities for children, including a Mini Kids Hop event and pictures with the Easter Bunny. An activity center will be set up for children to play games while their parents participate in the 5K. Children participating in the Mini Kids Hop will receive a prize.

Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes provided by local businesses and organizations. Prices include passes to attractions such as the Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Zoo, as well as gift certificates to Carmike Cinemas and Eat 'n Park.

Registration for the event ends March 16 and ranges in cost from $10 to $18 for children, students, adults, and seniors. Shirts are not guaranteed for participants who register after this date. Additionally, walk-ups are welcome on the day of the 5K. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on race day in the Penn State Fayette cafeteria.

Registered participants will receive a T-shirt displaying the Bunny Trail 5K Run/Walk logo produced by Colorwear out of Confluence.

For a list of registration costs and information and information on becoming a sponsor, visit the Bunny Trail 5K Run/Walk website at .

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