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Buddy Bat joins Family Scholar House mini-marathon team

April 20, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

CONTACT:

Nicole Gabriel

Community Engagement Specialist

[email protected]

Mobile: (502) 219-7657

 

BUDDY BAT JOINS "WILL RUN FOR BOOKS" MINI-MARATHON TEAM

BUDDY BAT SUPPORTING FAMILY SCHOLAR HOUSE THROUGH THE MINI-MARATHON

WHAT:

On Saturday, April 25, Buddy Bat, the official mascot of the Louisville Bats, will participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival's mini-marathon to support Family Scholar House. Fellow runners and walkers are encouraged to post a selfie taken with Buddy Bat during the race and use #BuddyRuns4Books to be entered into a drawing for a prize pack of Louisville Bats tickets and memorabilia. As our community prepares for the mini-marathon, Family Scholar House is posting training tips on Facebook, including one to be posted on Tuesday of Buddy Bat training for the mini.

Cathe Dykstra, Chief Possibility Officer of Family Scholar House, has known Buddy Bat (AKA Jeremy Sharfe) as an educator and community leader for many years. Cathe said, "The only thing bigger than Buddy Bats' head is his heart. He really cares about families and giving everyone a chance to learn and grow."

Family Scholar House, a nonprofit organization, is changing lives, families and communities through education. Family Scholar House provides comprehensive, holistic programming and support services for disadvantaged single-parent college students and their children. This is the first year that Family Scholar House has been an official charity included in the Kentucky Derby Festival's mini-marathon.

WHERE & WHEN:

Monday, April 20th, at 3pm - Buddy Bat will be training at Proformance, 2041 River Road.

Saturday, April 25th - KDF mini-marathon course (you can't miss him!)

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information, contact Nicole Gabriel at (502) 813-3085 or [email protected]

About Family Scholar House

Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. To date, Family Scholar House graduates have earned 186 college graduates. Family Scholar House's four Louisville-area campuses are home to 215 families with 324 children. 

To learn more, please visit our website at www.familyscholarhouse.org or find us on Facebook.

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