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5K/Fun Raises $15,000 for CCEF

5K/Fun Raises $15,000 for CCEF

A new 5K and Fun Run has raised $15,000 for the Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) and Cherokee County Special Olympics.

Proceeds from the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series 5K and Fun Run, which was held earlier this month in downtown Canton, were presented by Cherokee County Chick-fil-A operators on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, to representatives from the two organizations.

Organizers said the event’s success is a tribute to the community’s support of the Cherokee County School District, which will benefit directly from the funds donated to CCEF. One school already has received a grant from these proceeds.

Teasley Middle School’s teachers, administrators and students were glowing as they received a $1,000 grant from CCEF.

Dressed in neon yellow T-shirts from the 5K and Fun Run, the staff and students accepted their school’s award for having the highest participation in the event of any CCSD school. The Foundation offered the grant as an incentive to encourage teachers, parents and students to participate in the 5K and Fun Run.

The check presentation was made by CCEF Board Vice President Billy Hayes of Northside Hospital-Cherokee, Secretary and Awareness Chairwoman Amanda Arnold of Credit Union of Georgia and Fundraising Chairman Kevin Williams of Chick-fil-A of Canton, who organized the run with his fellow Chick-fil-A operators in Cherokee County. Northside Hospital-Cherokee and Credit Union of Georgia were among the event’s Gold sponsors, which also included Cherokee Ford, Ready Mix USA, Southeast Restoration Group and The Home Depot. A second annual 5K and Fun Run already is being planned for next August.

“The Cherokee County Educational Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the schools, teachers and students of the Cherokee County School District, and we greatly appreciate the support that they show for this mission,” said Ms. Arnold, who also serves as the Board’s Awareness Chair.

The Foundation’s next fundraiser is the annual CCEF Golf Classic, which is on Sept. 29 at Woodmont Golf & Country Club. Sponsorships are available at levels beginning at $250. For information, see the website at www.cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation.org.






 
[caption id="attachment_747" align="aligncenter" width="600"]chicken-check The Chick-fil-A operators of Cherokee County on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 presented $15,000 in proceeds from the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series 5K and Fun Run held earlier this month in downtown Canton to the beneficiaries: the Cherokee County Educational Foundation and Cherokee County Special Olympics.


 
[caption id="attachment_748" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cherokee County Educational Foundation Board Vice President Billy Hayes, right; Secretary and Awareness Chairwoman Amanda Arnold and Fundraising Chairman Kevin Williams present a $1,000 grant to Teasley Middle School as an award for the highest participation in the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series 5K and Fun Run that benefited CCEF and the Cherokee County Special Olympics.


 
[caption id="attachment_749" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cherokee County Educational Foundation Board Secretary and Awareness Chairwoman Amanda Arnold, left, present a $1,000 grant to Teasley Middle School Principal Dr. Sue Zinkil.
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