LBHS Color Run Raises $1,500

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Long Beach High School’s Peer Leadership Club organized a successful Color Run on May 16 at Long Beach Middle School’s Veteran’s Field. Fitting for the bright spring day, a variety of bold hues illuminated the participants after they completed the race. As a special highlight, the event included a surprise visit from Long Beach High School alumnus Billy Crystal, who stopped by to show his support.

The Color Run raised approximately $1,500, which benefitted the Long Beach Animal Shelter as well as residents in need. High school students participated as runners and welcomed a splash of colored corn starch as they crossed the finish line. Other students worked as volunteers, selling T-shirts and food and cheering on the participants. Sophomores Philip Persky and Blaine Siegal spearheaded the effort.