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Shamrock Shuffle to benefit WYSP

RELEASED: Feb. 16, 2010

Shamrock Shuffle imageEAU CLAIRE — The Shamrock Shuffle 5K fun run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. March 20 at the McPhee Physical Education Center on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's upper campus.

Teams of six or more should register by March 11. Individuals may register the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $13 for those registering in advance or $16 the day of the event. Team registration is $18 per member.

The first 125 individuals who register will receive a short sleeve T-shirt. Team members will receive a long sleeve T-Shirt with their team's name on the back.

University Recreation & Sport Facilities hosts the annual event, with all proceeds going to the Wisconsin Youth Success Program, a five-week summer sports camp for youth aged 10 to 16 from economically disadvantaged families. The program teaches sports skills and competition, and helps educate participants in the areas of math and science, health and nutrition, careers and the importance of education.

Printable registration materials are available online.

Sponsors for the Shamrock Shuffle are UW-Eau Claire, University Recreation & Sport Facilities, Mancino's, O'Leary's Pub and Americas Best Value Inn.

For more information, call Al Wiberg at 715-836-5601 or Vicki Reed at 715-836-4931.

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