PCC Tri-FUN-A-Thon is April 28

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In 2011, Piedmont Community College (PCC) students in the College’s Student Advisory Council wanted to come up with a project that would allow them to help other students manage the costs of college tuition, books, and additional expenses. The students teamed up with the PCC Foundation, and the result was the first PCC 5K Fun Run/Walk event last spring. That inaugural event, with its “Students Helping Students” theme, drew great participation by some 75 runners and walkers and garnered over $1,700 for the PCC Foundation to be used for student scholarships.  

This year, PCC plans to increase the fun quotient by expanding the effort to three events in the College’s first Tri-FUN-A-Thon on Saturday, April 28. The day will begin with the second annual PCC 5K Run and One Mile Fun Walk, followed by a Cornhole Tournament and a Two-Round Disc Golf Tournament on the College’s new 18-hole disc golf course, dubbed the Rockness Monster. All three events will be held on PCC’s Person County Campus in Roxboro.

“We’re adding the One-Mile Fun Walk as a result of feedback we received from last year’s event,” said Elizabeth Townsend, Executive Director, PCC Foundation. “We also wanted to feature the College’s exciting, newly completed disc golf course, and round out the fun with the ever so popular game of Cornhole.”  

The Rockness Monster Disc Golf course, established last year on PCC’s wooded nature trail, began with nine holes and has been expanded to 19 holes this year. Although disc golf is a relatively new sport to Person County, it is gaining in popularity, and PCC’s course is drawing favorable reviews from many who play it.   In addition to the two-round tournament, a beginners’ disc golf mini-round will be offered to those who would like to try the sport.   The 5K Run and One Mile Fun Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Cornhole Tournament at 10 a.m. and the Two-Round Disc Golf Tournament also at 10 a.m.  A Disc Golf Beginners’ Round will begin at noon.  

For entry forms and more details on PCC’s Tri-FUN-A-Thon on April 28, go to www.piedmontcc.edu/trifunathon. You may also contact the PCC Foundation office at (336) 599-1181 or e-mail townsee@piedmontcc.edu.