2nd annual Love Well 5K & Festival date announced for 2017!
The Redeemers Group Love Well Initiative is excited to announce that the #lovewell5k & Festival has moved to the spring!
March 4, 2017 will be the date of the 2nd annual event! You can follow along on the event website here.
Each year, the event will benefit a different Memphis-based charitable orgnization. We are super excited for the 2017 event to benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis!
We got to know the BGC back in 2015 when they were a nominee for our inaugural Love Well Initiative project. The scope of work that their property needed at the tine was not something we were able to help them with. That process did give us an opportunity though to learn about the work they are doing at the Ross Road location in Memphis. We were disappointed we were not able to assist them with the repairs they were hoping for under that project, but are excited to partner with them in 2017! They are a wonderful organization, and they aligh perfectly with the mission of The Love Well Initiative.
Excerpts from their website:
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ mission statement is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens. They founded in April of 1962 and has served the community for more than 51 years. Our organization has evolved from one club serving 162 members, to six clubs, one technical training center and one summer residence camp meeting the needs of nearly 4,000 members.
They provide after-school care for children ages 6-18, Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with programs in five core areas:
- Education and Leadership
- Character Development
- Healthy Life Choices
- Athletics and
- the Arts.
Students also take part in site-by-site programs including Karate, ballet, robotics, foreign languages, cultural studies, soccer, tennis and much more.
Provide a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Their Core Beliefs
A Boys & Girls Club provides:
- A safe place to learn and grow
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
- Hope and opportunity
The mission is the Boys & Girls Club Movement's reason for being:
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.
Join Redeemers Group on March 4, 2017 to again LOVE MEMPHIS WELL! Event information here.