Hog Jog Attendees
OPIC’s Pork for a Cause Hog Jog is a 3.5km run/walk and 10km run held each year during the Ontario Pork Congress. SAVE THE DATE: June 21 and 23, 2017.
The 2017 Hog Jog is partnering with Shelterlink. The mission of Shelterlink is to provide Perth County youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, with shelter, basic needs, community aid and advocacy services.
By providing youth with a safe and stable place to live, Shelterlink is able to help them get back on a sustainable and successful track. Shelterlink offers an outreach program to at-risk and homeless youth within Perth County, an Emergency Shelter placement plan for immediate at risk youth, and a transitional youth hostel that provides an affordable place to live with trained staff to assist in anyway possible. The staff at Living Options for Youth (LOFY) also connect the residents with community agencies, offer advice and guidance, and teach Life Skills to better manage their jobs, their money, and their housing situation.
The goal is to provide youth with the resources, guidance and care necessary for them to get a fresh start towards a successful and stable lifestyle.
To sign up for this year’s Hog Jog, please visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2016/7113/hogjog-2016