SGA’s Tie-Dye Dash to benefit student leadership scholarship


Nicole Caporaso

Appalachian State University’s Student Government Association will host the second annual Tie-Dye Dash 5K on Sanford Mall at 8 a.m. April 26.

The SGA-sponsored Tie-Dye Dash will benefit the Leadership and Engagement Scholarship. The 5K will be held April 26 at 8 a.m on Sanford Mall. Students registered before Saturday will receive a T-shirt. Photo by Justin Perry | The Appalachian

The money raised by the event will be awarded as a leadership scholarship to a select individual, said Zachary Yllanes, the SGA director of Campus Outreach.

“The scholarship is called the Leadership and Engagement Scholarship and will benefit upperclassmen who’ve shown a commitment to the campus and local community,” he said.

“More details will be released on the scholarship as they are finalized and available.”
After every kilometer run, a different color of paint will be thrown into the air, splattering participants.

“The Tie-Dye Dash is a 5K sponsored by SGA, it’s basically a Color Run,” Yllanes said.

The run is being funded by a $1,000 grant from the UNC Association of Student Governments.

The grant provides means for supplies, such as paint and T-shirts, Yllanes said.

“The Tie-Dye Dash was started by SGA as a way to bring clubs and organizations together,” SGA President Dylan Russell said. “Inspired by the Color Run, the dash seeks to bring color to App State all for a great cause.”

Yllanes said last year, for the first ever Tie-Dye Dash, there were more than 300 participants. He hopes that this year the numbers will be the same or even higher.

Students that register before April 12 will be guaranteed a shirt. Students can register online on the event’s Facebook page, “2nd Annual SGA Tie-Dye Dash.”

Story: Nicole Caporaso, News Reporter

Photo: Justin Perry, Web Manager