Hollywood Park students participate in Runnin’ for Rhett

e-Connections Post Hollywood Park

Hollywood Park Elementary School students participated in the annual Runnin’ for Rhett race again this year.

Sixth grade teacher Bebe Laguana, helped students get in shape by running and exercising with them twice a week for five weeks after school.

With more than 2,000 students running in the race, Hollywood Park students Julio Epps placed 27th and Gilbert Miranda placed third. Students proudly displayed their T-shirts and medals at school.

Runnin’ for Rhett is a non-profit foundation that was founded in 2007 by a grass roots group of family and friends of Rhett Seevers, who had severe cerebral palsy. On March 13, 2004, after seven years of full-time care, love and devotion, Rhett passed away at home unexpectedly with his family by his side.

Runnin’ for Rhett is dedicated to uplifting children who feel defeated through fitness training and mental motivation.