Men's Basketball, Women's Hockey participate in 5th annual diabetes walk

09.17.13

POTSDAM, N.Y.—For the third straight year, the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball and women's hockey team participated in "Walkin' for Willz" 5k run/walk. The event, which was organized to raise funds for to help cure juvenile diabetes, took place last Saturday, September 15.

The Bears, other organizations and hundreds of other participants followed the route from Ives Park, through Clarkson University's campus and back to Ives. All funs funds raised by the walkers went to support the Juveniles Diabetes

The Walkin' for Wilz event is named in honor of Billy "Wilz" Howlett, who in 2008 lost his battle against diabetes at the age of 20. In it's five years, the run/walk has raised nearly $120,000 for the Central New York chapter of the JDRF.Research Fund (JDRF).