Detroit Tigers mascot Paws, appropriately dressed in his furry costume on a chilly morning Friday, cheered on students during the annual Norup International School fun run in Oak Park.
Despite the shiver-inducing weather, the young runners had a blast and tunes provided by deejay Gordy Oliva of Huntington Woods kept parents' booties shaking as they encouraged their little runners and snapped photos along the route.
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Proceeds from the fun run will be used for enrichment programs such as field trips, in-house speakers, books and more. The event's sponsors included the Galloway and Collens law firm, 24 Seconds Bar & Grill, Coffee Beanery, Amici's Pizza & Living Room, Atomic Dawg, real estate agent Dana Cooper and Gordy Olivia Remodeling. (A complete list of sponsors is available on the fun run's Facebook page.)
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