Saturday, April 22, 2017

Volunteers are needed to help plan 5K!

Save the date!  The third annual Fight Hunger 5K will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Remington Trail in Canton.  

Volunteers organize the 5K and to ensure another successful event, the planning starts now!

Event overview:

The Fight Hunger 5K is a fundraising walk – run where participants secure sponsors for their participation.  Participants may then walk or run the 5K course.  An honor system timing mechanism will be provided for runners who are interested in being timed, but it is not a race.  Participants may secure sponsors via an online platform or with a paper pledge form.  Participants are asked to bring sponsorships secured via cash or check to the event.  Teams of participants from schools, churches, businesses, or other organizations are encouraged.  Prizes are given for the top fundraising individual and team.  In addition, corporate sponsors support this event.

Committee role:

Plan and organize event recruitment activities and logistics.  Maximize the fundraising value of the event by engaging business sponsors and recruiting participants who will raise money.  Work within the event budget to minimize expenses, including securing donations of needed supplies.  Coordinate with GardenShare Board of Directors and staff.

Anticipated committee meeting schedule:
  • ·         Monthly meetings April to July
  • ·         Bi-weekly meetings August to September
  • ·         One follow-up debrief meeting after the event
       If you could give some volunteer hours to this event, please get in touch - 315-261-8054 or