Sign Up to Stomp Out Hunger at T.Y. Park with Food For The Poor
Last year, the race featured Olympic medalist Yohan Blake, Food For The Poor's President/CEO Robin Mahfood, and ABC Channel 10 anchor Jason Martinez.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 27, 2013) – The eighth annual Food For The Poor 5K Walk/Run For Hunger will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 a.m. at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, at 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, Fla. Jason Martinez, co-anchor for WPLG-TV ABC Local 10 Morning News and Local 10 News at Noon, will join walk/run participants as they raise money to feed starving children and their families in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Register and donate online at www.FoodForThePoor.org/walk. Your donations will go twice as far, as a generous donor has agreed to match every dollar raised with an additional dollar’s worth of food.
While on the event website, take advantage of free fundraising tips designed to help you reach your fundraising goal by sharing your commitment to this cause with family, friends, co-workers and contacts. Information about how to earn community service hours and how to download Facebook cover photos for the charity’s 5K Walk/Run For Hunger is also available online.
Incentives for fundraising through Nov. 2, 2013 include:
- Raise $50 – receive the official 5K Walk/Run For Hunger T-shirt
- Raise $100 – receive a goody bag of prizes and the official 5K Walk/Run For Hunger T-shirt
- Raise $250 – receive a V.I.P. pass to the Caribbean Tent, your name will be entered to win a $500 Winn-Dixie Shopping Spree, a goody bag
of prizes, and the official 5K Walk/Run For Hunger T-shirt
The fee for runners is $30 in advance, and $35 the day of the event. Awards will be given to top runners of each age group. Race timing will be provided by AccuChip.
For more information, please call 954-427-2222, ext. 6854 or email RachelP@foodforthepoor.com. You can also register the day of the event. Registration starts at 7 a.m., the walk/run begins at 8 a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 9 a.m.
The 5K Walk/Run event sponsors are Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, The Consul General of Jamaica, Cold Stone Creamery, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Panda Express, Runner’s Depot, Sun-Sentinel, Team Reliv, WATA, and Wells Fargo.
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 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
954-427-2222 x 6054