The WOW Factory Supports Food For The Poor's 5K Walk/Run For Hunger

Yohan Blake is the current world champion over 100 meters.

Yohan Blake is the current world champion over 100 meters.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2012) – On Friday, Nov. 9, The WOW Factory will give thanks and donate 20 percent of the $20 admission fee to Coconut Creek-based nonprofits, including Food For The Poor. Come register for Food For The Poor’s 5K Walk/Run For Hunger and play unlimited video games from 5 to 8 p.m. at The WOW Factory, 5891 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Fla. You will have a great time while benefiting the charity.

"The WOW Factory appreciates all that the Coconut Creek-based non profits do for our community," said Tom Head, owner of The WOW Factory. “Come out and have an amazing, awesome, fun and all-around entertainment experience with games and attractions for all ages on Friday and we will donate 20 percent to support their good works.”

The WOW Factory has more than 50 games and attractions, including Laser Tag, Ballocity, Adventure Climbing Wall, Sky Trail Elevated Ropes Course, Lazer Frenzy and video and redemption games. Food For The Poor will also have representatives available at the event to help register participants for the walk/run.

You can also register or make a donation to stomp out hunger alongside Jamaican Olympic medal winner Yohan Blake on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, Fla. While on the website, take advantage of free fundraising tips designed to help you reach your fundraising goal by sharing your ideas with family, friends, co-workers and contacts.

Cost of registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-10. There’s no fee for children 5 and under. The registration cost includes a T-shirt for the first 1,500 who sign up. There will be refreshments, live music, balloon artists, face painters and more at this family event. Registration on the day of the event starts at 6:30 a.m., the walk/run begins at 7 a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from this year’s 5K Walk/Run will assist in feeding destitute families throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. A generous donor has agreed to match every dollar raised with an additional dollar’s worth of food.

Participants are also encouraged to bring cans of food to the 5K Walk/Run to benefit needy families in South Florida. Requested Thanksgiving-themed sides include canned corn, sweet potato, green beans, pumpkin and cranberry sauce.

“We want to help spread Thanksgiving blessings to needy families in our community, too,” said Robin Mahfood, Food For The Poor’s President/CEO. “With local food pantry shelves practically empty, we want to be able to bring the community together to address the need."

The 5K Walk/Run is presented by Winn-Dixie.  Event sponsors are Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Bru’s Room, The Consul General of Jamaica, Corner Bakery Cafe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Humana, Kona Ice, KPA Promotion, L.A. Fitness, Muffuletta, PNC, Polyglass, Runners Edge, Sun-Sentinel, TeamReliv, The WOW Factory, Tijuana Flats, WATA, Wells Fargo and World of Beer.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. 

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.com