A 5K race next month in Cabool will raise funds for orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of soccer and education.

The “Dresses for Dreams: Girl Empowerment 5K” in Texas County is among five in different cities across the United States. The focus of the event is to raise awareness and funding for the special girl empowerment projects that Fields of Dreams Uganda operates at their partner schools

Each location — in Cabool, Austin, Texas, Evansville, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., and Quincy, Ill. — will have specific activities for Fields of Dreams Uganda, a non-profit organization in Cabool. The race begins at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at El Imperial on Main Street. Packet pickup time starts at 9:30 a.m.

The course will wrap around Montgomery Lake and both start and finish at the crossroads of Main and Cedar streets. All runners – male and female – are asked to run or walk this event in a dress to show togetherness with the girls that this event will support across Uganda. In addition to the race, there will be silent auction items and a Ugandan market.

Fields of Dreams Uganda is committed to leveling the playing field in the classroom and on the pitch through hygiene kits, DREAMS plans, and other unique programming to ensure that the children they serve have a chance at a positive and purpose-filled future.

“The average girl at our partner campuses will miss up to 20-percent of her education because she lacks the proper hygiene supplies she needs during her monthly period,” said Michael Warneke, executive director of Fields of Dreams Uganda. “We have seen a need that we so often take for granted here in the U.S., and we want to ensure that these young girls have every opportunity to be successful in their futures.”

To register, visit www.fieldsofdreamsuganda.org or contact Warneke at mike@fieldsofdreamsuganda.org. This event is made possible by the support of Western Dairy Transport, Landmark Bank and Missouri Gun Co.

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