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The second annual Kirk Pedersen’s Powder to the People will be April 29, 2017! Last year, we had an amazing turnout for our first time and we could not be more happy and blessed. As a community, we were able to make such a big impact. We are working diligently to correct our mistakes from last year, and we hope to see all of our first year runners show up again. This year, we ask that runners park in the designated area at Walled Lake Central High School, and be at the starting line at 9:00 AM on Oakley Park Road in front of the school. Expect tons of color powder to cover you at various checkpoints throughout the course! Thank you so much for supporting us and Mr. Pedersen in our journey. We are very excited to at Powder to the People April 29.
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On October 25, 2008 Kirk Pedersen’s tree stand collapsed upon stepping on it. He fell 20 feet to the ground and was knocked unconscious. Upon awakening he could not move or feel below his shoulders. Because of this, Kirk waited another 6.5 hours for a search party of police, fire, EMS, family, and friends to find him. The following morning, Kirk underwent surgery to fuse his fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae. His current injury classification is an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, C5, ASIA Level B.
Kirk is a physical education teacher at Walled Lake Central High School in Walled Lake, Michigan. Year after year he has taught his students the importance of embracing a healthy lifestyle. Countless times over the years he has professed his love for teaching and how fortunate he feels to be an educator.
Throughout the years he has continually placed other’s well being before his own. Each month he selects a different charity to make a donation. In addition, he has donated countless service hours to local and state groups and organizations. Kirk has served as a vital asset to the community in which he lives and works.
Thousands of students and a multitude of friends and family members have been influenced by Kirk in an extremely positive way. And now, in his greatest time of need, an opportunity has arisen for us to give something back. We all look forward to the day in which Kirk will reach the summit of his latest challenge. We hope you will join us to participate in the amazing journey.
"About Kirk." Symbol of Strength : Kirk Pedersen. N.p., n.d. Web.
Planning Powder to the People has been a long and hard journey for us. Being a group of high school students, it can be quite hard to find the money to start up and maintain such a complex event. None of this would be possible without the help of our sponsors. Through their generous help, we are able to put on this amazing fundraiser for Mr. Pedersen and our class. Below are all of the sponsors from 2017 that have helped us bring this run to the community.
Thank you for your generosity.