Racing llamas: a good laugh for a good cause

Casa De Sara is a non-profit organization based in Knoxville that provides education and healthcare for children in the Americas. Most of their programs are in South America and Bolivia.

Part of their involvement includes an escuelita or "little school" that provides education for 65 children.

"We kind of found ourselves in this little corner of the world and just became very committed to this community, we're very ingrained there and it's amazing to see the difference you can make when you're so involved in a community."

Fundraising can be a challenge for any non-profit, but the folks at Casa De Sara have found a unique way to raise money with the help from one of South America's natural resources.

"We are holding the first annual Great Llama Race. The idea behind the race is that there will be local celebrities running in a foot race. Those celebrities will have in hand a llama."

Each llama is sponsored by a local business and represents a local school. The top three racers will be awarded a cash prize that will go to their designated school. In fact, the Great Llama Race will also be raising money for Casa De Sara, local schools and for Llama Rescue.

To find out more about Casa De Sara and The Great Llama Race, go to


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