Llamas race to benefit local, international schools

Llamas race to benefit local, international schools

April 5th, 2014 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

Nick Corrigan and Randy Whaley, from left, race around the track with llamas during the second heat of The Great Llama Race at World's Fair Park in Knoxville on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event paired local celebrities with llamas in footraces to raise funds for Knoxville schools, Southeast Llama Rescue, and Casa de Sara, an international non-profit.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

Llamas and people alike filled World's Fair Park on Saturday for the inaugural Great Llama Race to benefit local schools, Bolivian schools and Southeast Llama Rescue.

Casa de Sara, a nonprofit organization in Knoxville that provides education, health care and nutrition to impoverished children in the Americas, coordinated the event.

"The Llama is the national animal of Bolivia, and we want to do things here to give back and be a bigger part of the community," said Ally Ketron, assistant director of Casa de Sara.

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