The third annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon and accompanying 5K Run for the Kids will be held June 1 to benefit local youth charities.
The triathlon has grown from a couple hundred participants in 2011 to an expected sell out of 750 competitors this year. The number of charities benefitting from the 5K event has also grown.
“Proceeds from this year’s 5K are going to benefit three nonprofits that help out our local youth” said Rhonda Salisbury with the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, a co-host of the event. “The Mountain Area Ski School, or MASS, the Children’s Museum of the Sierra and Yosemite High School Athletic Department will all receive money from the run.”
The Women’s Council of Realtors is coordinating volunteers for the triathlon in exchange for the proceeds of the 5K Run for the Kids for their charity, and has brought a lot of enthusiasm with its efforts. Sierra Tel has also come aboard again this year as a sponsor...