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Red Rhino Orphanage Project Walk-a-Thon

Event date: 3/29/2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Export event

Walk in support of Kenyan orphans at our 9th annual Walk-a-thon. If you'd rather not walk there's still a lot to enjoy including good food and music, a lively soccer match, and a high-spirited water balloon fight.

The Red Rhino Orphanage Project was born through the rugged travel experience in Africa of founders Greg and Susan Traverso. It began in 1983, when Greg Traverso set out on his own to travel across Africa, with only a daypack. Greg was joined for part of the adventure by his friend Susan Richardson now Susan Traverso). The trip became a source of great inspiration for their life. Out of this adventure, Greg, Dean of Students at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton and Susan, a school teacher created the concept of Red Rhino Tours, a small safari business based in Nairobi, Kenya.

In 1998 they organized the first tour and Greg asked David Saunders, his friend and fellow teacher to join them. Along with the breathtaking sweep of the land and the animals, they also witnessed the devastation and poverty that the children of Nairobi were experiencing. Street kids. Orphans. Extreme poverty. They purposed to try and help, someway.

In 2005, after a struggle with cancer, a long convalescence, and a re-envisioned future, David approached Greg and Susan about their old idea. Maybe now was the time. And in January 2006, they sent David to Kenya to do the work they had imagined seven years earlier. To secure the title to the five acres they had purchased, to build the orphanage and to fill it with some of the most vulnerable and needy children in the world.

Date:  03/29/2015 to 03/29/2015    
Hours: 1:00
Prices: Free

St. Mary's High School (TRACK)
5648 N EL Dorado Street
Ticket Info:For more information call (209) 269-8000

 

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