Danville Express

Newsfront - May 25, 2007

Primo's Run gets '07 logo

Modern cartoon character will lead the way

Run, baby, run.

Primo's Run for Education 2007 has a new logo, designed by Tonya Yan, 16, a junior at San Ramon Valley High School.

"This year's logo is an absolute eye-catcher," said Vanessa Chan, executive director of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, which coordinates the race to benefit district schools. "The fact that one of our students designed it adds even more value and speaks volumes of the artistic work being done in our schools."

The logo will adorn thousands of shirts, posters and other promotional materials for the race, which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14. The event includes a 5K run in San Ramon and a half marathon that stretches from downtown Danville to Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon.

The design was chosen by the Primo's Run committee from among 80 student entries. Tonya will receive $100 for her winning entry, and the art department at her high school will receive $150.

"To me, art is a necessity because of how much it completes a person's life," said Tonya. "This is not limited to only drawing; any form of art can enrich the quality of living."

Last year, Primo's Run raised more than $100,000 with over 4,200 runners and 500 volunteers logging in 7,000 volunteer hours.

For more information on this year's run, visit www.primosrun.com.

Dolores Fox Ciardelli

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