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Sweat Equity Challenge offers events for both athletes and non-athletes to raise fund for Habitat for Humanity

Sonny Long

By Sonny Long
Oct. 6, 2010 at 5:06 a.m.


Riverside Park is the place to be Saturday if you want to have fun, get some exercise and help a good cause.

At the Habitat for Humanity 2010 Sweat Equity Challenge participants, from athletes to couch potatoes, have a variety of events to choose from.

From competitive runs to fun walks, bike and kayak races and an obstacle course for individual athletes, the day also includes volleyball, kickball, softball and dodge ball tournaments for teams.

The less athletically inclined can take part in a couch potato race, disc golf tournament or washer toss tournament as well as cook offs for fajitas, ribs, beans, pies and cobblers.

Other events include archery, an obstacle course and a free Lions Club children's fishing tournament.

Entry fees vary for each event.

Habitat for Humanity, Victoria is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry that builds quality, low cost homes in partnership with low-income families and the Victoria community.

Sweat equity is required hours that each adult family member who receives a Habitat home spends building homes in their community.

The Victoria chapter of Habitat for Humanity was chartered in 1994 and dedicated its first house in 1996. It has built more than 70 houses since then.

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