November 18, 2013

Polytechnic campus hosts run for scholarships in Sun Devil Drumstix Dash

Posted: November 18, 2013
students wearing with race numbers
Students participate in last year's “Drumstix Dash.”

ASU students, faculty and staff will join in to honor and pay tribute to one of their own by attending the 15th Annual Sun Devil “Drumstix Dash” Walter Carter Memorial Run at ASU Polytechnic at 4 p.m., Nov. 22. Participants will be able to take part in a one-mile run or a 5k through the beautiful Polytechnic campus. This free event is open to the public and is for all ages.

The late Walter Carter was a retired police aide at the Polytechnic campus, an avid runner and co-founder of the dash. The run is a major fundraiser for a scholarship endowment fund which provides scholarships annually to students at Polytechnic in need of financial assistance.

“Walter Carter truly cared about the well-being of students at ASU, and he wanted to help raise money for scholarships that would help students graduate from ASU,” says Joanna Arreguin, president of the Programming and Activities Board. “This week we honor his memory and the tradition he started 15 years ago.”  

On-site registration is from 3 to 4 p.m. Attendees can enjoy live entertainment, games, food and activities taking place on the Sun Devil Fitness Complex Fields. There will be several vendors present, with a portion of the proceeds going toward scholarships. Donations will be accepted as well. The first 250 registered runners will receive a medal and free t-shirt.

Register by Nov. 19 to ensure receiving a free race T-shirt. For more information or to register, please go to http://dash.events.asu.edu/index.html.

Sarah Auffret, sauffret@asu.edu
Media Relations