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All proceeds from Salish to Salish 10K Benefit Skookum Kids

Finish line at Salish to Salish 10K race on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Bellingham, WA. The inaugural year saw 327 racers (Photo by Salish Wealth Management).

Finish line at Salish to Salish 10K race on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Bellingham, WA. The inaugural year saw 327 racers (Photo by Salish Wealth Management).

BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON—Salish Wealth Management will host its second annual Salish to Salish 10K race on Saturday, Oct. 12. All the proceeds benefit local foster care nonprofit Skookum Kids. 

Last year, 327 racers participated and the event raised $15,696 for Skookum Kids.

The race is funded by Salish Wealth Management founder, Scott Hume and sponsors include Haggens, Barkley Village, and The Cornwell Team at Bellwether Real Estate. 

“The team at Skookum Kids is passionate and effective at what they do,” Scott Hume CEO of Salish Wealth Management said. “Partnering with them is a no-brainer.  We know every dollar raised will be put to good use helping local foster kids and the amazing families that care for them.” 

 

The race starts at Salish Wealth Management in Barkley Village at 9 a.m. and ends at Squalicum Harbor. It’s chip-timed for those of the competitive nature. All ages and speeds are invited to participate. A buffet breakfast by Haggens and a Salish to Salish tech T-shirt and Medal is included with the $30 registration fee.

“It's fun every year to see the eclectic crowd of participants—serious runners to stroller pushers like me to casual walkers and everything in between—all coming together to support such an important cause,” Ray Deck III, Skookum Kids’ founding director, said. “It's support like this that make the work of Skookum Kids possible. We're proud to be a recipient. 

Skookum Kids was founded in 2014 by Ray Deck III in Bellingham, Washington. It exists to repair the foster care system by eliminating the pain points that make life unnecessarily difficult for foster parents and social workers. It is staffed by 12 full-time, eight part-time employees and over 100 volunteers. For more information, visit their website at www.skookumkids.org.


Laura Ann PoehnerComment