I stopped by South Doyle Middle School to train for the first ever Great Llama Race to benefit Casa De Sara, local schools and Southeastern Llama Rescue. I brought along my training partners, Madam X and Mo.
Joining my llama friends were Ally and Lori from Casa de Sara to share the importance of money raised through The Great Llama Race. "We work in Bolivia which is the 2nd poorest country in our hemisphere so we have a lot of need there."
Much of Casa De Sara's efforts go towards providing education and health care to children in South America, but that passion for helping kids is also felt here at home. "We wanted to give back to the community so the racing llamas are sponsored by local businesses and a portion of the proceeds from that sponsorship goes back to local schools."
Students and sponsors alike are happy to be a part of this noble cause. Andrea Rudd from HR Comp couldn't be more thrilled. "It's good. I love it. I believe that all of our success comes from giving back so that's what we've always done."
The students at South Doyle Middle have wasted no time making friends with their new exchange students, but more importantly than laughs and llama selfies, these kids will walk away from this experience with a new understanding of giving.
The Great Llama Race takes place Saturday, April 5th at World's Fair Park from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. General admission is $2 and children 4 and under get in free.
The first ever Great Llama Race is April 5th and JJ is looking to win big.