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Portage County's first Amazing Race to Protect our Children on June 21

Staff report Published: June 17, 2014 4:00 AM

The Portage County Welfare Levy Citizens Committee is sponsoring the 1st Amazing Race to Protect our Children on Saturday.

The race is a fundraiser to spread awareness for the Children Services' renewal levy on the November ballot. The renewal levy will support services to protect Portage County children from abuse and/or neglect.

The race will start at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of the Portage County Courthouse in downtown Ravenna. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. A free lunch will be provided during the awards ceremony at 12:45 p.m.

Visit the levy committee's Facebook page to register by June 16: www.facebook.com/pcjfs.levy.

A grand prize of $500 is being offered to teams of four, 16 years of age or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Race sponsors are: Children's Advantage, Family & Community Services, The Children's Advocacy Center, The Village Network, and The Bair Foundation.

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