Veterans Assistance League reaches fundraising goal

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY MISSOURI VETERANS HOME John Cox, a veteran of the Missouri Veterans Home, competes in the poker run.

Written by Muleskinner Staff

PHOTO PROVIDED BY MISSOURI VETERANS HOME John Cox, a veteran of the Missouri Veterans Home, competes in the poker run.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY MISSOURI VETERANS HOME
John Cox, a veteran of the Missouri Veterans Home, competes in the Poker Walk.

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The West Central Missouri Veterans Assistance League met its fundraising goal of $120,000 after hosting the 14th annual Run for Freedom 5K, 10K and Poker Walk on Sept. 26.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY MISSOURI VETERANS HOME - WARRENSBURG 5K racers cross the finish line.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY MISSOURI VETERANS HOME
5K racers cross the finish line.

More than 150 runners and walkers came from all over West Central Missouri to support the 200 veterans who live at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, according to a news release.
In the 10K, Andrew Kurz, of Kansas City, was the overall male winner with a time of 40:37 and Kate Fritts, of Warrensburg, was the overall female winner with a time of 49:41.
“We never dreamed we’d hit this goal so quickly,” said Marvin Neal, president of the Veterans Assistance League. “By raising this money, we are able to continue our mission of enhancing the lives of the veterans who live at the Missouri Veterans Home.”