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NEWPORT NEWS -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula is hosting its annual Smart Smiles 5K on Saturday, August 16 in Newport News.

The group has a lot of programs for young people, including the Smart Smiles at the Dentist program. It helps children with dental needs who have little to no insurance by connecting them to a dentist, scheduling the appointments, as well as providing transportation to and from the appointment free of charge.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula has 15 regional clubs and has served over 5,000 children since the original club opened in 1946.

Race information:
Smart Smiles 7th Annual 5K August 16
8 a.m. to noon at Mariners' Museum Park in Newport News

Event Fees:
Individual:$20.00 pre-registration, $25.00 day of
Active Duty Military, $10.00
High School Athletes:$10.00

For more information on the race and/or to register, go to the SmartSmiles 5K Web page.

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