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Salvation Army hosts 'Most Amazing Race' fundraiser

Posted at 4:27 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 08:39:47-04

The Salvation Army hosted an event called The Most Amazing Race in Fort Myers Saturday.  It was a competition that helped raise money for people in the community.

14 teams entered the race and, on average, the course took three hours to complete. 

The race started at Bishop Verot High School and ended at a local football field. All ages were welcomed to participate after paying a small fee. Eleven tasks had to be completed before crossing the finish line some were: swimming in a pool, racing on foot, and reading a paragraph for Facebook live. 

Students like Daniel Ogden dedicated their Saturday to volunteer at the event. Ogden says "it's nice spending my day helping others. I enjoy this kind of stuff."

The Iona McGregor Fire Station partnered with Salvation Army and gave seven activities for the teams of two to complete. Firefighter Troy Likeness says "It gives me joy to find out people have joy seeing what we do."

The area commander, Tim Gillim says he was "pleasantly surprised and we think it can grow from here." He's hoping 60 teams or more will participate next fall.