First annual Melissa Fortner McLaughlin 5K to be held

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By Lindsay Breslin, Staff Writer

The Fairmont softball team will hold its First Annual Melissa Fortner McLaughlin “B Positive, it’s not just my blood type!” 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 8 a.m. at the Kettering Civic Center. The event will benefit the Fairmont softball team and the Melissa Fortner McLaughlin Scholarship Fund. Anyone interested in running or walking in the event are required to pay a fee of $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Late registration begins on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The cost for late registration is $30 for adults and $20 for children under 12. All participants will receive a t-shirt as well as awards for placing in their gender or age categories. After the race, the softball team will hold their Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament and Balloon Launch where Pam Fortner, Mclaughlin’s mother, will throw out the first pitch in honor of her daughter.