2013 Run Wild 5K & Wild Child Fun Run Raises More Than $30,000
HUNTERSVILLE, NC – May 11, 2013 – Saturday’s Run Wild 5K & Wild Child Fun Run included Olympian Anthony Famiglietti, who finished first with a course record 15:09. Claire Naisby took the top female spot, clocking 19:40. With 754 registrants, the event raised $33,500 for the African Children’s Project. Generous sponsorships were provided by 32 local businesses and churches, including Omega Sports and Funny Bone Embroidery, the event’s two largest sponsors. Another 30 local businesses contributed prizes for the event. Last year’s Run Wild 5K raised more than $18,000, financing the construction costs for the non-profit’s first family-style home for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Kenya. The funds raised this year will support that first home and first family. The African Children’s Project, a 501(c)(3) organization run by volunteers in the Lake Norman area and in Embu, Kenya, provides family-style homes for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Mooresville residents, Jason and Amy Yon and their two children, will relocate to Embu in August to oversee the development of the non-profit’s property and initiatives. For more information, please visit www.africanchildrensproject.org or www.yonfamily.net.