Rifle team to shoot at start of charity race today


    The TCU Women’s Rifle Team will help kick off the Streams and Valleys sixth annual Friends of the River Party on the Plaza today.

    The event will feature a 3.4 mile run/walk along the Trinity River to help raise money for the advancement of the Trinity River Trails, Valerie Jay, event coordinator for Streams and Valleys Inc, said.

    Friends of the River Party on the Plaza usually generates a profit of $75,000 for the organization, enough money for Streams and Valleys to operate for one year, Jay  said.

    “The purpose is to bring everybody together around all that is good about Fort Worth from the Trinity River and celebrate them,” Jay said.

    This is the second year Streams and Valleys has asked the TCU Women’s Rifle Team  to shoot into the air to start the race. Karen Monez, head coach of the Women’s Rifle Team, said she thought the Streams and Valleys event was a great opportunity for her team to do something in the community that is unique to their sport and could help their publicity.

    Participants can run, walk, or stroll along the trail, and have the option of registering to be timed for the race or participating without competing, Jay said. The race route will travel along the Trinity Trail from Montgomery Plaza to the duck pond in Trinity Park. The winners of the timed run will receive custom-designed belt buckles from M. L. Leddy’s, Jay  said. The untimed winners will receive a uniquely designed tile and a Fast Fish shirt designed by Brooks. The second part of the event is called Party on the Plaza, Jay said. Starting at 7 a.m., the participants can mingle with the rest of the community and enjoy “live music, great food from local restaurants, beer, wine and festivity,” according to the event’s website.

    For more information about Streams and Valleys Inc and Friends of the River Party on the Plaza, go to their website.

    Streams and Valleys’ Friends of the River Party on the Plaza 
    When: Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
    Where: Montgomery Plaza