Go Pink! Walk coverage
This was no stroll around a course. This was a 20-mile walk from Wilmot High School to Tremper High School, where the players are playing a game tonight all in the name of raising money for women dealing with breast cancer.
This was the fourth year the athletes and student government participants at the schools have organized a Go Pink! fundraiser, but the first for the walk. Tremper students Karlie Loewen and Jessie McKay were the chief student organizers.
Today’s walk began with a kick-off ceremony at Wilmot. All of the players walked to the edge of Wilmot together, escorted by Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies in squad cars in front of and behind the group. Then the group started instituing a leap frog system in which half of the walkers walked the route and the other half rode ahead on a coach bus and then switched roles each couple of miles.
Through Western Kenosha County, the walkers followed Highway C. In Pleasant Prairie, they turned on to Bain Station Road to Green Bay Road, to 85th Street, to 26th Avenue, and on to Ameche Field.
The goal was to raise $5,000, but Tremper soccer Coach Todd Hardy said it looked like over $10,000 in pledges was raised this year.
Here is some video of scenes from the ceremony and the early part of the walk: