All six Chick-fil-A locations across Cherokee County banded together to hold their Annual Chick-fil-A"Moove It" 5K road race at the Etowah River Park. The event drew more than 1,500 registered runners and supporters, and is the largest event of its kind in Cherokee County as well as North Georgia.
The road race was supported by many community sponsors and donors including Southeast Restoration, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Carriage Kia of Woodstock, Children's Healthcare, Yanmar Evo Center, Cobb EMC Foundation, Georgia Power, Universal Alloy Corporation, Credit Union of Georgia, and Jey Willis State Farm Agency.
"The event was a way to bring community together for a fun morning with focus on healthy habits while supporting charities close to our hearts," said Kevin Williams, owner of the Riverstone, Market Place, and Hickory Flat Chick-fil-A locations.Williams also serves as Vice-President of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation.
Keith Booth, owner of the Outlet Shoppes Chick-fil-A location started the race several years ago to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics.
"I am proud of the quality and size of the event we all put on, it is great to have our entire Chick-fil-A family on board."
About CCEF (Cherokee County Educational Foundation):
The Cherokee County Educational Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the students and staff of the Cherokee County School District by promoting teaching and learning and celebrating achievements.
The Foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich Cherokee County School District schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.
This is including, but is not limited to, grants for schools, grants for teachers and other staff; grants for students for academic and after-school/extra-curricular programs; and support for specific School District initiatives such as the Credit Unit Recovery Program, and CHOICES for students with special needs.
The Foundation is a Partner with the Cherokee County School District and supported by the Cherokee County School Board.
About Cherokee County Special Olympics:
Cherokee County Special Olympics, GA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.Their goal is to help bring persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance tonot only compete, but to become useful, productive citizens.Their sports program demonstrates Special Olympics has a unique value: to show the world that every person counts and that every person can be something good when we work together.
To learn more about this event and other sponsor opportunities:
Lisa-Marie Haygood, Executive Director
Cherokee County Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 4754
Canton, GA 30114