"It's very important for people to know that there are blind people in our community, or low vision people in their community," says SGT D.J. Perry with the National Guard. "Part of the race is to get that word out. The other part of the race is to raise money to help those students in our school district for those technology devices they need to stay inline with their age groups or to excel."
One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the race will go to the Joplin Association for the Blind.