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The Pioneer Day Raft & Run Event Raised More Than $30K in Support of Single, Utah Moms Who Dream of a College Degree

Posted July 31, 2013 by admin. tags:Tags: , ,
2013 Pioneer Day Raft and Run

Event proceeds enable Live Your Dream Foundation to double scholarships in 2014; next scholarship submission deadline is October 15

PROVO, Utah—July 29, 2013—Onone ofthe first overcast days in July, participants from across the state gathered at  Provo River Canyon to support single, Utah moms and their mission of a college degree. Raising more than $30,000 for the Live Your Dream Foundation and Scholarship, the proceeds from this year’s inaugural Pioneer Day Raft and Run will provide tuition assistance for up to 10 more Utah moms, allowing them to finish their college degrees and improve the quality of life for their families.

“We are so excited about participant turnout at the first-ever Pioneer Day Raft and Run,” said Event Director David Kyle. “We knew we had come up with something special when we couldn’t find this exact type of race hosted anywhere else in the U.S. We never imagined how well attended this unique event would be especially as it landed on a state holiday.
We raised more proceeds than projected and are ecstatic to be able to offer more scholarships to single moms in 2014.”

The Live Your Dream Scholarship awards up to $2,000 per individual
applicant and can be used for tuition at any Utah university or college. The next submission deadline is October 15, 2013.

The Pioneer Day Raft and Run and Live Your Dream Foundation Scholarship were founded by Paragon Wealth Management Founder and CEO Dave Young after his daughter Katie lost her husband at a young age, leaving her with a three-month-old daughter to raise on her own.

Pleased with event results, the inspiration behind the scholarship and Live Your Dream Foundation President Katie Bunnell said, “I am very proud of what we have accomplished on this year’s Pioneer Day and look forward to adding more rafts and runners next year to ensure the scholarship is available to Utah moms for years to come.”

In addition to Paragon Wealth Management, generous event sponsors included The Barbara Barrington Foundation, who donated $10,000 to the event, as well High Country Adventure, Rev Media, H.M. Cole®, 26.2 Running, Kneaders®, Rubios®, Noodles and Company, UtahRunning.com, Sports Clips, among others. The Live Your Dream Foundation will continue to raise awareness for their cause and welcomes donations to the foundation and scholarship on a year-round basis. To learn more about the Pioneer Day Raft and Run, Live Your Dream scholarship and foundation mission, go to www.raftandrun.com.

Paragon’s Live Your Dream 5K

Posted April 7, 2011 by admin. tags:Tags: , ,


Paragon is hosting it's second annual Live Your Dream 5K Run/Walk on May 21. All proceeds from the race will go directly to a scholarship for single mothers who are widowed or divorced. We invite you to join us if you will be near Provo that weekend. Below are the details.

WHAT:  The Live Your Dream 5K Run/Walk
WHEN:  May 21, 2011
WHERE:  Begins and ends at Fort Utah Park (200 N. Geneva Road in Provo). Race is along the Provo River Trail.
TIME:  Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., race starts at 9 a.m.
WHY:  To raise money for a scholarship for single mothers who are widowed or divorced.
REGISTER:  Visit www.liveyourdream5k.com to register
COST:  $20 before May 1, $25 after, $30 race day
FACEBOOK:  Visit www.facebook.com/liveyourdream5k to receive updates about the race.

We hope you can join us! It is a beautiful course in the spring. Contact Shannon Golladay at 801-375-2500 or shannon at paragonwealth.com for more information.

New Video about Paragon’s Scholarship

Posted April 29, 2010 by admin. tags:Tags: , , , ,

Watch this short video to learn more about Paragon's Live Your Dream Scholarship for single mothers. 

Video donated by Living Biography

To sign up for the 5K Race on May 15 in Provo, click here Live Your Dream
5K Registration

If you would like to donate to this cause, contact Shannon Golladay (shannon at paragonwealth.com or 801-362-5362).

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