Nov 8, 2012 10:36 PM by Jeanette Trompeter

Cal Poly veteran aims to increase on-campus support

He served his country overseas, and came home to get his education at Cal Poly. But when Sgt. Neil Sundberg noticed a lack of support systems for veteran students like himself on campus, he took a soldiers approach. He did something about it.

Sundberg is now the president of the Cal Poly Veterans Club and is working on getting the word out there is support from other students who have had similar experiences overseas. This weekend, he and fellow club-members are holding their first annual Run for the Heroes 5K to raise money for the club and the Wounded Warrior Project. They also want to get the word out they exist. A small effort to do so in the fall, and they had 27 members signed up before classes even started.

The race starts at Cal poly in front of the Business Building on what's called the O'Neill Green. Registration starts at 8:00. The race starts at 9:00. A $20 registration fee will get ou a T-shirt as well as a race number.

For more information, click here, and then scroll down to the link that says Veterans Club.



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