May 18, 2011

Scholarship runner

A few years ago if you told Central Lakes College Student Steve Sabin that he would lose 90 pounds, breeze through a 10K and complete both a half and full marathon, there is no way he would believe you. Today, Steve has not only accomplished all of these things, but he has also has ambitiously decided to take on running the Grandma’s Marathon to fundraise for a cause he is passionate about–MSCSA’s Leadership Scholarship Program. The goal is to raise $1,000 for the Leadership Scholarship Fund by the June 18 Grandma’s Marathon. Steve is very excited about this unique opportunity to promote two causes that he holds near and dear to his heart. “I truly believe in MSCSA’s mission to advocate for affordable and accessible higher education and leadership development. I also feel strongly about educating and inspiring people to live healthier lives. It is in these two causes that I have blended an opportunity to raise money for the MSCSA Student Leadership Scholarship and promote healthy living,” says Steve, who is president-elect of the Brainerd campus Student Senate for 2011-12. MSCSA Student Leadership Scholarships are awarded to recognize student leaders for their community service as well as academic achievement. Steve decided to make a drastic change in his own life after being inspired by Danny Cahill who lost 239 pounds on the Biggest Loser television show. After seeing Danny’s success, Steve was determined to lose weight and become healthier. In accomplishing his weight-loss goals and running the Grandma’s Marathon, he hopes to inspire others to do the same. Photo: Steve Sabin (right) with his wife Catie after running the Twin Cities Marathon in 2010. To donate: