Running Rebels celebrates 31 years of service, awards scholarships to deserving students

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These Running Rebels scholarship recipients were all smiles after receiving awards for their scholastic achievements during the organizationʼs 31st annual scholarship event recently held at the Italian Conference Center. The Running Rebels Community Organization awarded $7500 in scholarships to deserving college students.

The Running Rebels Community Organization recently hosted their 31st annual scholarship event at the Italian Conference Center in beautiful downtown Milwaukee. More than 400 people attended the event, including guest speakers Dr. Eric Gallien and Dr. Heidi Ramirez, from Milwaukee Public Schools.

County Executive Chris Abele and Mayor Tom Barrett also took time out of their busy schedules to address the guests and offer words of kindness and support to Running Rebels Community Organization for their 31 years of service to the community. Also in attendance were Aldermen Willie Wade and Ashanti Hamilton, who continue to partner and support the youth agency.

The agency was proud to award $7500 in scholarships to deserving college students from the Milwaukee area. The scholarship recipients were: Anthony Kazee, $2000, Tuskegee University; Stefanee McLemore, $1500, Columbia College-Chicago; Shayla Waller, $1000, Grambling University; Sabatia McGee, $500, MATC; Nicholas Watson-Wright, $500, MATC; David Bradford, $500, MATC; Davonte Hill, $500, MATC; Antonio Garzke-Strodthoff, $500, McNally Smith College of Music; Arianah Walker, $500, MATC; and Haki Stampley, $1000, Northern Michigan.

Running Rebels thanked their supporters for their donations of raffle and door prizes. The winners of the raffle prizes were: Randall Logan, $300 pre-paid Visa card; Emily Reardon, Fresh Coast Basketball Classic (FCBC) VIP package; Tanya Wollner, $100 cash; and Claude Wollner, DVD player.

The evening was highlighted by an interactive drumming and dance performance by the guests and Express Yourself Milwaukee, a local non-profit and friend of the agency that specializes in artistic expression.

The guests in attendance enjoyed the food, companionship, positive messages and spirit offered during the evening. The Running Rebels Community Organization looks forward to another year serving the community and hopes that others will follow in their mission.

For more information on volunteering or ways to give, please visit their website at, or contact their office at (414) 264-8222.

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