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SUNY Potsdam sports teams participate in Walkin’ for Wilz 5K

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For the third straight year, the SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball and women’s hockey team participated in “Walkin’ for Willz” 5k run/walk.

The event, which was organized to raise funds for to help cure juvenile diabetes, took place last September 15.The Bears, other organizations and hundreds of other participants followed the route from Ives Park, through Clarkson University’s campus and back to Ives. All funs funds raised by the walkers went to support the Juveniles Diabetes. The Walkin’ for Wilz event is named in honor of Billy “Wilz” Howlett, who in 2008 lost his battle against diabetes at the age of 20. In it’s five years, the run/walk has raised nearly $120,000 for the Central New York chapter of the JDRF.Research Fund (JDRF). (Submitted Photo)

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