“Pioneer Day Raft and Run” Triples Live Your Dream Foundation’s College Scholarship Awards in 2014-2015

Annual Event Gives Single Utah Moms College Hope

PROVO, Utah—May 28, 2014–In its second year, The Pioneer Day Raft and Run will give more single moms a chance of achieving their college dreams if Paragon Wealth Management Founder and President and Live Your Dream Foundation visionary Dave Young continues to have his way. On the July 24th Pioneer Day holiday, charity event sponsor Paragon Wealth Management along with other Utah-based corporate and non-profit sponsors invite Utah families and individuals who love the outdoors to join in the fun and register to participate in this event that combines the excitement of a five-mile raft float with a 5k fun run. 

To showcase the program’s success with its scholarship recipients, the Live Your Dream Foundation produced a video to share the quality of life stories already achieved in just the past few years. 

Inspired by Young’s daughter Katie Bunnell, whose husband’s passing left her to provide for their three-month-old daughter, the “Live Your Dream” scholarship helps single mothers in difficult situations pursue a college education. The scholarship awards up to $2,000 per individual applicant and can be used for tuition at any Utah university or college. Due to an increase in demand and support from sponsors, the Live Your Dream Foundation decided to add a few more scholarships for 2014-2015; the deadline for new scholarship applications is July 18, 2014. 

The 2nd Annual Pioneer Day Raft and Run begins at Canyon Glen Park where participants load on buses for transportation to the race start, beginning with a raft trip on the Provo River to Vivian Park. Once the raft docks, each team member will be timed to the finish of the 5k run at Canyon Glen Park. To learn more about the event, prizes, and to register, visit www.raftandrun.com.

About The Pioneer Day Raft and Run

On Utah’s Pioneer Day (July 24, 2014), Provo-based Paragon Wealth Management in participation with High Country Adventure and other key sponsors will present Utah’s 2nd Annual The Pioneer Day Raft and Run to endow the “Live Your Dream Scholarship,” created to help single mothers achieve their dreams of completing a college degree. The scholarship awards up to $2,000 per individual applicant and can be used for tuition at any Utah university or college; in addition, scholarships for books and fees are also awarded. For more information and/or to register, go to www.raftandrun.com

Media Contact:  Lee Rech
for The Pioneer Day Raft and Run
801.556.8423 – cell