Jan. 29, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State cross country team made its second donation to a local charity when the team gave Capital City Youth Services a check for $2,500. The Seminoles, who made the same contribution earlier in the school year to the Dick Howser Center, raised the money through the Across-the-State Relay.
Capital City Youth Services is a non-profit shelter in Tallahassee that provides a nurturing home primarily for runaway children and teens. They also offer services to youths who have been victims of abuse or who are in other troublesome situations. In addition, CCYS offers an extensive counseling program to the youth that they serve as well as the families that they come from. The center serves over 1,000 young people a year from Leon County and the surrounding counties. For more information on the center and its services, please visit its website at www.ccys.org.
On September 21, the FSU cross country team partook in the Across-the-State-Relay which is a 140-mile run across the state of Florida from Daytona Beach to Crystal River. The athletes were paired off during the relay and each pair ran between four and eight miles. Prior to the run, the runners were required to find sponsors so that the event could be a fund-raiser for local charities. Following the event, the Seminole team members voted on which charities to make donations to.