Knoxville community races llamas for local charities

While the Vols were getting ready to take on Georgia Saturday afternoon, a few local celebrities paired up with Knoxville schools to raise some money in a little competition of their own.

There were no bake sales or car washes here, though. These folks had only one thing in mind: Llama racing.

The third annual Great Llama Race kicked off Saturday, with winning schools getting a percentage of funds raised to go toward a project or charity of their choice.

Southeast Llama Rescue and non-profit Casa de Dara also received a portion of the money raised.

The Llamas were fast on their feet as students guided them down the race track. One student was sure their her llama was the fastest, though.

"I love llamas. We have one that's shaved, and his name is Jeffery," said Jurnee Roper. "All I really know is that he's small, and he's gonna win!"

 

 


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