SAFY Northwest Indiana 5K Run/Walk for OYS Foster Youth
SAFY Northwest Indiana 5K Run/Walk for OYS Foster Youth: race description
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of NWI will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk event at Coffee Creek in Chesterton, IN on May 23rd, 2015. This will be a family friendly event that raises awareness for the older foster youth populaiton (ages 16-21) and the Older Youth Services (OYS) that SAFY provides in partnership with the Indiana's Department of Child Services.
Proceeds from this event will assist OYS college-bound foster youth in purchasing college text books and any additional items needed to smooth the transition into living on their own for the first time. Any additional funds will go towards planning future events that continue to support the OYS older foster youth population.
Everyone is invited! There will be refreshments and food after the race (hot dogs, chips, drinks). Plus, music, raffles, prizes, face-painting, treats for the kids and much more!
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners will recieves prizes. THIS IS NOT A TIMED RACE. A designated person will be at the finish line to judge the placement of the runners.
All children 12 and under will receive participation prizes as well.
Register online at: http://www.safy.org/merrillville5k/eventDetails.aspx
If you wish to become an official sponsor, a donation of $100 or more will put your name on the back of our event t-shirt. To make any donation amount please visit our regisitration page. Thanks for your support!
This will be a family friendly event that raises awareness for the older foster youth population (ages 16-21) and the Older Youth Services (OYS) that SAFY provides in partnership with Indiana’s Department of Child Services. Post-race refreshments will be provided (hotdogs, chips, drink). There will also be music, face-painting and treats for the children. Everyone is welcome including family or friends who don’t participate in the race.