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Uploaded on Apr 11, 2011
BEAT COACH PETE SCHOLARSHIP RUN RAISES $40,000 FOR THE BOISE STATE GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Nearly 2,200 participants brought their Bronco best last Saturday to race Boise State Football Coach Chris Petersen in the fourth annual Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk presented by Boise State Campus Recreation, Athletics and the United Dairymen of Idaho.
In addition to participants on Saturday, the following units provided over 450 runners in their "Beat Coach Pete Fun Runs" held overseas in Iraq:
• The headquarters element of the 116th Cavalry Brigade, stationed out of Boise, at Camp Victory. Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 116th Cavalry Regiment, headquartered out of Caldwell, and the 145th Brigade Support Battalion, headquartered out of Lewiston, also participated in this Baghdad race. • Members of the 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, headquartered out of Twin Falls. • Members of Southeast Idaho's 1st Battalion, 148th Field Artillery Regiment, headquartered in Pocatello at Contingency Operating Location Prosperity.
The goal of the race was to generate as much money as possible for the general student scholarship fund at Boise State while also challenging participants to "Beat Pete". But why beat Pete? Well, bragging rights for one. And second, for every racer who beat him, Coach Petersen promised to donate an additional $5 to the scholarship fund! On top of that, Coach Pete challenged the Boise State football team to run, donating an additional $25 for each player to best him.
But the question remains, how did the he fair? Exactly 1,032 racers topped Pete's 30-minute run. This called for a $5,160 payout. Of those 1,032 racers, one football player Jerrell Root, beat his coach calling for an additional $25 donation. Adding in that $25, plus an anonymous $100 donation by a runner, the overall monies owed by Coach Pete was $5,285.
With a total of $5,285 from Coach Pete added to the registration fees and additional donations, the Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk was able to raise $40,000 for the Boise State general scholarship fund.