Men's Basketball Participates In Smiles For Miles Run

UAB takes time for a team picture at the One-Mile Fun Run.

Sep 7, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The UAB men’s basketball team spent time giving back to the community Saturday morning as head coach Jerod Haase’s team participated in the UAB Dentistry Miles For Smiles One-Mile Fun Run.  

Sponsored by the American Student Dental Association at UAB, the 10th Annual Miles For Smiles 5K and One-Mile Fun Run was held to raise money for a dental clinic at Cahaba Valley Health Care, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare for undeserved, primarily Hispanic communities, in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

“Birmingham and the surrounding area has given so much to our program, and this was just another opportunity for us to give back,” Haase said. “I am proud of all of our guys for coming out and contributing to a great cause that is being spearheaded by the UAB School of Dentistry.”

UAB senior Jordan Swing, who was one of 13 Blazers to run in the one-mile, won Saturday’s event with a time of 5:22.