Monday, January 20, 2014

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY: Choir Of Refugee Children To Sing National Anthem At 7th Annual Run For Refugees


With the Super Bowl teams set, we wanted to highlight a special run set on the morning of Super Sunday.

A group of refugee children will sing the National Anthem at the 7th annual Run for Refugees 5K race. The choir will kick off the race at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2.

With more than 800 runners and walkers expected, the Run for Refugees raises awareness and support for refugees who have settled in Connecticut. The event benefits IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, New Haven's refugee resettlement agency. Since 1982, IRIS has resettled about 5,000 refugees, people forced to flee their home countries because of persecution. Last year IRIS helped more than 400 refugees and immigrants from nations such as Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, and Cuba. Services include job placement, English language training, healthcare coordination, education and youth services, immigration legal assistance, housing, and case management.



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