About 120 Stephens College students and employees joined ESPN’s John Anderson on Sunday, Sept. 8, to walk and run a mile for his charity.
The Anderson Family Charitable Foundation, founded in 2009 by John and Tamara Anderson, supports public school children, and proceeds from the Columbia event will benefit the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.
The College Avenue Mile run/walk began at Wood Hall on the Stephens College campus and also attracted participants from the University of Missouri and the Columbia community.
Although a thunderstorm slightly delayed the run, it didn’t deter Stephens students and staff, who were sporting pink Stephens T-shirts and armed with rain coats, umbrellas and ball caps.
After running and walking to Stadium Boulevard, a mile from the starting point, the Stephens community reconvened at the President’s House for brunch.
The event was a campus-wide effort, said Luanne Andes,executive assistant to President Dianne Lynch. In addition to participating, faculty and staff members also pitched in by sponsoring students.
Watch Stephens participates at the start of the College Ave. Mile Walk:
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