Tampa Bay Campus Student Team Helps Charity in Hillsborough County Pro Bono Race Event
April 1, 2013 – The Cooley Law School Tampa Bay campus Cool Runnings Team took third place at the 2013 HCBA (Hillsborough County Bar Association) Judicial Pig Roast & 5K Race for Pro Bono River Run. This family-friendly event supports pro bono legal services in Hillsborough County. This is the second year that the Florida campus has participated in the event — both years as a sponsor and this year entering a team for the first time. Cooley had the largest team entering the race.
The event was a great success. The HCBA reported that they had the most runners register in the five years the event has been in existence. They estimated 450 attended the Pig Roast and Family Picnic.
Dionnie Wynter, Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus director, said that the 5K Race for Pro Bono Committee raised $250 for Bay Area Legal Services through the Silent Auction of the MacDonald Training Center artwork. The race raised a record breaking 899 pro bono volunteer hours pledged for the upcoming year.
With the combined efforts of the Tampa Bay Student Bar Association, Campus Associate Dean Jeffrey Martlew, and everyone who participated in the Cool Runnings Bake Sale, the campus was able to cut the $35 entry cost for each student participant to a free entry.
For the race itself, Cooley student Sadique Waseem placed second in his age group, while classmate Sean Coveleski placed third in his age group.
The Cool Runnings Team consisted of Cooley students Chelsea Armer, Sean Covelseki, Celine Delice, Marla Garland, Sonya Greenidge, Feleshia Henderson, Jason Imler, Andrea Kurjah, Mao Lee, Necia Mohammed, Henry Ortiz, Anthony Preston, Katherine Salinas, Monica Sanchez, Brett Schultz, Samantha Sobel, Shunta Tidwell, Sadique Waseem, and Carla Waters, campus director Dionnie Wynter and her son, Demani Hemley.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.