31st Annual Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land Fun Run/Walk set for November 3
The Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land conducts an annual fund raising event to support their community youth activities. The event is a Fun Run / Walk and will be held on Sunday, November 3. The goal is to raise $31,000 to celebrate the 31st year of helping the youth in Fort Bend County.
Gold level sponsors ($1,000 or more) will have their name and / or logo on the front of the T-shirt. Silver level sponsors ($500 or more) will have their name or logo in large print on the back of the T-shirt. Bronze level sponsors ($250 or more) will have their names in smaller letters on the back of the T-shirt.
The proceeds enable the club to fund eleven different youth projects in Fort Bend County. This year $1,000 college scholarships were awarded to one senior from each of the high schools in the FBISD. An Oratorical and Essay Contest is also held, and a Youth Appreciation Banquet for 2 seniors from each of the high schools nominated by their counselors for their community service activities.
The club sponsors a Boy Scout Troop, supports Ft. Bend Women’s Health Center, Child Advocates, Boys and Girls Harbor and Optimist Junior World of Golf. The Club also contributes to Carolyn Tarver’s School Supplies Program, SMILE and “adopts” needy families during the Holiday Season each year.
The 8:30 a.m. 5K certified race will be followed by a 2-mile walk at 8:40 a.m. Both events will begin at Sugar Land Memorial Park, located at the corner of Commonwealth Blvd. and University Blvd.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each 10-year age group. After the race, door prizes, gift certificates, merchandise, etc., will be given away at a drawing. The goal this year is to exceed 200 participants. Pre-registration is $20 before October 26 and $25 after that date and on race day.
Registration forms may be found at various health clubs, Sweetwater Country Club, local businesses and at the Texas Running Company, 15890 S.W. Freeway, Sugar Land, or On-line at: www.signmeup.com/94297.
For more information to sponsor the Fun Run, call Mel Haycraft (281) 208-2838 or Bill Johnson at (281) 734-3349.
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