Color run helping dive team efforts

BROADALBIN-The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is sponsoring a color run Oct. 15 in memory of a former student.

Eighteen-year-old Sean Craig, who graduated with the class of 2015, drowned in the Great Sacandaga Lake near the I Go Inn Restaurant in August.

The run is to support the Craig family’s initiative to raise funds to benefit water search and rescue efforts.

“I think it’s great,” Justin Craig, Sean’s brother said.

All proceeds of the run will be donated to the effort. Fulton County Sheriff Rich Giardino said the county doesn’t need its own free-standing dive team, but funds will go towards working with other counties such as Montgomery, to purchase equipment and provide training for people to assist other dive teams.

“From such a tragedy so much is starting to happen toward developing resources for other water rescue situations,” he said.

The run is open to the public. All ages and fitness levels are invited. You can walk or run the course while getting splashed with color.

Participants can do one or two miles. The one-mile course is $20 per person and the two-mile course is $25 per person. Donations can also be made on the registration website, according to the release. Participants can register at BPMSCR.eventbrite.com or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event.

According to the release, the district is seeking business sponsorship. Proceeds are acquired from ticket sales and donations.

“Our goal is to make a difference for students and the community-at-large and support the B-P CSD and Fulton County Dive Team in remembering Sean,” the release stated.

Check in for the event is at 9 a.m., at the high school on 100 Bridge St.

The 2-mile walk or run begins at 10 a.m. and the 1-mile walk or run begins at 11 a.m.

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