The second annual Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Run/Walk will be April 28 at Hutchinson Field in Pittsburg. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run starts at 9 a.m. Online registration is available at www.sportkc.org/get busy2012.

The second annual Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Run/Walk will be April 28 at Hutchinson Field in Pittsburg. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run starts at 9 a.m. Online registration is available at www.sportkc.org/get busy2012.

Funds generated from the run benefit the Get Busy Livin’ Foundation, which was created in honor of Dylan Meier, a 2002 Pittsburg High School graduate who was an All-State quarterback for the Purple Dragons and later started for the Kansas State Wildcats.

On April 19, 2010, Meier died in an accident while hiking with family in Arkansas.

In addition to his time in Kansas, Dylan played professional football in Germany and Italy, served as a bodyguard for Italian fashion models, worked in a vineyard overseas, ran with the bulls in Spain, and went skydiving in the Alps. His next plans included coaching football in Europe, teaching English in Korea and possibly a return to Kansas State as a graduate assistant.

“He had a real zest for life,” Merle Clark, Dylan’s former coach and a family friend said days after the accident. “He lived a lot in his 26 years.”

That zest for life is the basis of the Get Busy Livin’ Foundation. The mission is to provide support for individuals and groups that embody the values that Dylan pursued: adventure, fitness, curiosity, generosity, and a daily zest for life experiences.

The GBL Foundation is determined to breakdown the boundaries that keep people from living life to the fullest, whether those boundaries be social, economical or imaginary.

The GBL Foundation will use donations to promote these values in the following ways: student/athletic scholarships, sports camp sponsorships, student travel abroad scholarships, community service needs and other activities that inspire and build character.
For more information, please visit http://getbusylivin.org.