The Nevada Latino Bar Association (LBA) is set to host its third annual ¡Andale! 5K during National Hispanic Heritage Month, at 8 a.m. on September 18, 2021, at the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex park, 7901 W. Washington Ave.
The LBA-founded fundraising event seeks to address the underrepresentation of Latinos in the legal field, where they make up less than five percent of attorneys while comprising 18.5 percent of the U.S. population.
Proceeds from the event fund ¡Andale! scholarships to pay for Kaplan Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation courses and related test fees (a $1,700 value). A higher LSAT score increases the chances of getting admitted into law school and being able to obtain law school scholarships.
With only two races under its belt — the 2019 inaugural event raised over $42,000 and granted 17 scholarships — the LBA has already seen some of its scholarship recipients be accepted into law school.
One, Las Vegas native Julian Sarabia, is set to attend Harvard Law on a scholarship. “The ¡Andale! Scholarship was the first step in realizing what opportunities were available to me, and it set the tone for the rest of my journey in applying to law school,” he said.
Last year’s event was virtual due to COVID-19 but still raised over $62,000. Thanks to a generous discount from Kaplan, the LBA was able to grant 40 scholarships. One of the recipients, Eva Guevara, will begin studies in fall 2021 at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.
This year’s 5K will feature live and virtual race options, with participants invited to register as individuals or to join a team. Registration is $35 for both the live and virtual options. The fee will increase to $40 from July 18-August 17 and to $45 from August 18-September 25. Same-day registration will be $50 cash only.
To register, make a donation or get sponsorship information, visit Andale5K.com.
The ¡Andale! Scholarship is open to self-identifying Latinos nationwide, with priority given to students with connections to Nevada. For more information, lvlba.com.
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The nonprofit Nevada Latino Bar Association (LBA) was founded in 1995 as a network of predominantly Latino attorneys and judges in Southern Nevada. The group’s purpose is to serve the public interest by cultivating the science of jurisprudence, promoting reform in the law, facilitating the administration of justice and advancing the standing of Latinos in the legal profession, preserving the high standards of professionalism among Latino attorneys, and cooperating with other professional and community organizations in furthering the aforementioned purposes.
For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.Andale5k.com.