Runners race for scholarships in naples

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NAPLES, Fla. – Thousands of runners pounded the pavement Sunday  to raise money for youth scholarships.

Gulf Coast runners sponsored the Naples Half Marathon. The group is a non-profit organization that promotes living a healthy lifestyle.

The money raised during Sunday’s race will provide scholarships to high school seniors in the area.
“They enjoy not only the race itself, but they also I think understand and enjoy and appreciate the fact that we’re raising money for youth development,” said Mitch Norgart, an event organizer

Last year, the organization handed out more than $40,000.00 in scholarship funds. Their goal is to give out more than $50,000 this year.

The race started Sunday at 7 a.m. at Cambier Park.

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