Over 230 people run the bases at Copeland Park, and then some

Saturday morning’s fifth annual Home Run Event featured a 10K race and a 5K run/walk. Participants started and ended their runs at home base in the La Crosse Loggers’ baseball field.

Organizers say the event helps combine the Coulee Council on Addictions’ needs with the Loggers desire to help the community.

The event raises funds for the council while bringing awareness to substance abuse struggles in our community.

“This event gives us an opportunity to help the community understand the needs that we have in supporting families and individuals who are struggling with substance use disorder. It’s a huge need in our community,” said Cheryl Hancock, the executive director of the Coulee Council on Addictions.

The Coulee Council on Addictions will be cutting the ribbon for its new building on Thursday.