Loggers, Coulee Council on Addiction host third annual “Home Run” event

The La Crosse Loggers and the Coulee Council on Addictions hosted the fourth annual home run event at Copeland Park Saturday morning.

The race aimed to fight the stigma of addictions.

It features a combination of a 5K run/walk, a 10K race, and a kids’ race.

Participants were joined by Loggers players and coaches.

Cheryl Hancock, executive director for Coulee Council on Addictions, said the event was really is about helping the community understand what addiction really means.

“I think it’s obvious there’s a need for supporting what we do at Coulee Council. And it just shows that the community is willing to support us in the efforts because so many lives are touched by addiction and substance abuse,” Hancock said.

Two-hundred people participated in the event this year, and the money raised from the event goes to support programs at Coulee Council on Addictions.