Fayette Senior Services Expands Race
To help deal with the challenging economic climate, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) is transforming what would be their fourth annual fundraising run/walk for Meals on Wheels into the Fayette Charity Classic, which will be open to other local non-profits in a collaborative effort. The event will be held on March 17, 2012.
“Fayette County is blessed to have so many charitable organizations of all sizes,” observes Debbie Britt, CEO of
FSS. “We felt that through the collective effort, we could increase awareness and make the most of community support — leveraging resources, capitalizing on volunteer engagement, and maximizing the event’s outcome — and potentially give a special boost to smaller non-profits.”
Dawn Davis, Race Director and FSS Health, Wellness & Program Manager, reports that early commitments include the Association of Village PRIDE, Inc., Advo-Kids CASA, Inc., Fayette FACTOR, The Real Life Center, Fayette Youth Protection Homes, and Healing Bridge Clinic. To participate, a group must be a 501 (c) (3) charity and provide a minimum of two volunteers to assist with the event.
The Fayette Charity Classic will also add a 10K route. It and the traditional 5K race are USA Track & Field (USATF) certified as qualifiers for Atlanta’s famous Peachtree Road Race. Davis worked with Capt. Lynn Crawshaw of the Fayetteville Police Department to develop the new route.
For charity registration packets or event registration packets, visit www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org or call FSS at 770-461-0813. For information on sponsor opportunities, call Sarah Hall at 770-461-0813, ext. 102.