The Knights of Columbus of St. Peter Chanel in Roswell GA Announce their 3rd annual 5K Event to Support Local Charities
Roswell, GA – The Knights of Columbus of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Community in Roswell, GA (Council # 13217) announce a 5K chip-timed run/walk event to take place November 19, 2016. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for Special Olympics Georgia and the Knights of Columbus charities.
The November 19 event is open to all persons that wish to participate as either runners or walkers, advanced, intermediate or casual. The 5K event will begin at 8:00am that day with onsite check-in beginning at 6:30am. Those interested in participating may register online in advance at the 5K event website at https://5K.supportourprojects.com.
John McCarty, the Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus council stated that “We are excited to be promoting a fund raising event for Special Olympics Georgia and the Knights of Columbus Charities. We believe that hosting a 5K event fits well with the spirit of Special Olympics and our desire to support charitable activities in our community.”
The 5K event is using the latest in fundraising technologies to develop donations for the charities supported by the event. Its website at https://5K.supportourprojects.com uses crowdfunding technologies and sponsor rewards to promote the event and to stimulate donations to the charities. Shawn Pinto, a co-director of the 5K event, added that “We expect the event to elevate awareness for our campaign to support the charities. We encourage people to visit the 5K event website to take advantage of some of the substantial rewards that sponsors are offering to persons that donate.”
About Special Olympics Georgia
The mission of Special Olympics Georgia is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
About Knights of Columbus Charities
The Knights of Columbus, Council 13217 of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Community of Roswell, GA, is the promoter and lead sponsor of the St. Peter Chanel 5K event. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal benefit society made up of over 1.8 million members and founded on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. They are committed to helping others and do so with a motto of “In service to one, in service to all”.