5K Raises Money for Minnesota Teen Challenge

By KBJR News 1

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- For the second year in a row, donations from the Breezy Point 5k went to a cause close to the race founder's heart...but this time, in a much larger amount.

Race organizer Steve Paulson presented a five thousand, five hundred dollar check to the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge's Northland Campus this morning.

Donations from the 194 runners participating in this year's 5-K were double what the race raised last year.

The donation will be instrumental in helping the organization carry out its mission of helping people in the Northland who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions.

"I had a loved one that we lost to drugs and alcohol and I figured if I can help save a life in teen challenge, then it's worth every penny of it," said Steve Paulson, a local businessman and founder of the Breezy Point 5k.

Paulson says the race is getting bigger every year and he will continue to donate the proceeds to Minnesota Teen Challenge as long as he can.

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