Long Beach High School’s Peer Leadership Club organized a successful Color Run on May 16 at Long Beach Middle School’s Veteran’s Field.
Fitting for the bright spring day, a variety of bold hues illuminated the participants after they completed the race. As a special highlight, the event included a surprise visit from Long Beach High School alumnus Billy Crystal, who stopped by to show his support.
The Color Run raised approximately $1,500, which benefitted the Long Beach Animal Shelter as well as residents in need. High school students participated as runners and welcomed a splash of colored cornstarch as they crossed the finish line.
Other students worked as volunteers, selling T-shirts and food and cheering on the participants. Sophomores Philip Persky and Blaine Siegal spearheaded the effort.
Blaine Siegal with Billy Crystal, who showed support with a guest appearance while he was in the area.
Photo Courtesy of Long Beach Public Schools