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One Gardner-Webb University women’s soccer player saw what happened to George Floyd and the protests in response, calling for an end to racism and racial inequalities, and she was moved to take action. Gabby Berkes gave her teammates an idea that ignited a fire. From the soccer team to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the momentum for a virtual 5K Race to End Racism grew quickly.
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Office of University Communications, "GWU Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends Join Race to End Racism" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 29.