FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 16, 2013)
With more than one in eight people around the world, including the United States, suffering from chronic hunger, Tarrant County children have the opportunity to participate in a global movement to raise awareness about this public health crisis while enjoying physical exercise and amassing donations for the Tarrant County Food Bank.
Tarrant County College South Campus, in conjunction with the Fort Worth Chapter of the Links, Inc., will host the 2014 Save the Children World Marathon Challenge for Tarrant County.
Saturday, Oct. 19
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tarrant County College South Campus
5301 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Students in the 7th, 8th and 9th grades.
To participate in the Marathon, which involves students running or walking at least four laps around the ½-mile track at TCC’s South campus, participants will donate at least one can of food. For every can of food the participant contributes, he/she will receive a ticket to enter the drawing for one of five slots in TCC’s College for Kids in summer 2014. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while on campus. TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley, TCC South President Peter Jordan, and community service representatives will kick off the event, which also will feature an appearance by Toro, TCC’s mascot; warm-up exercises and performances by students in TCC’s dance program; and, a post-Marathon “pep rally” with a local high school band.
Last year, more than 20,000 children in more than 40 countries participated in the competition, running to help children in need.
For more information about the World Marathon Challenge, please refer to http://wmc.savethechildren.org. For more about the Save the Children organization, please log on to www.savethechildren.org. For more information about The Links, Inc., visit www.fortworthlinksinc.org.
Pamela Dunlop Gates
The Fort Worth Chapter of the Links, Inc.,