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McPherson College Holds Second Annual Blake Reed Miracle Mile

posted Apr 20, 2012 in CAMPUS EVENTS

With the second annual “Blake Reed Miracle Mile” on May 12, the McPherson community remembers a young man who exemplified what it means to be a McPherson College Bulldog.

The mile run will be held in the McPherson College Stadium in McPherson, Kan., with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the mile-long race beginning at 10 a.m. The early bird entry fee - before April 27 - is $20 and includes a T-shirt. After that date, the fee is $25 and T-shirts are not guaranteed.

Blake Reed, who was the manager for the McPherson College football team, died on Aug. 3, 2010 from complications of muscular dystrophy. Blake was 22. A lifelong resident of McPherson, Blake graduated from McPherson High School in 2006 and attended McPherson College. Though he could not take the field, McPherson College football coaches considered Blake the heart of the team. He regularly talked to local high school players to convince them to join the Bulldogs.

In honor of that passion, Blake’s family established the Blake Reed Mac2Mac Football Scholarship, which goes to a McPherson High School football player who chooses to attend McPherson College and play football. All proceeds from the Blake Reed Miracle Mile entry fees benefit the scholarship.

To register for the race, visit www.mcpherson.edu/mac2mac.


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