Funnville -The Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in conjunction with The Rotary Club of West Richmond and UMFS, are excited to team up for "Nutzy's Rotary Funn Run & Block Party", a 5K run/walk to benefit Flying Squirrels Charities and UMFS. The Funn Run will be held in Scott's Addition on Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A registration link to tickets and more information can be found here.
The Funn Run & Block Party will be held in the parking lot at the intersection of Mactavish, Norfolk, and W. Moore Street. Tickets are $30 (21+) which includes race entry, T-shirt, a drink ticket (beer or water), and entry into the block party; $20 (ages 3-20) which includes race entry, a T-shirt, a drink ticket (water), and entry into the block party; $10 (block party only) which includes a drink ticket (beer 21+ or water). The block party will feature 80s hair metal band Teaze from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., food trucks, games, vendors, kids' activities, and more.
"UMFS is grateful to the Rotary Club of West Richmond and the Richmond Flying Squirrels for being selected to participate in this year's Nutzy's Rotary Funn Run & Block Party. At UMFS, we believe every child in Virginia deserves a team of lifelong unwavering champions and tools for success to become resilient adults," said Greg Peters, UMFS President and CEO. "Through collaboration with community partners like Rotary and the Squirrels, we're able to expand our reach and see that mission through, and we're thankful for the support of both of these great organizations."
Proceeds from Nutzy's Rotary Funn Run & Block Party will benefit UMFS. UMFS is a statewide social service nonprofit organization headquartered in Richmond. For more than a century, it has been an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, doing whatever it takes to help them overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. UMFS empowers children to overcome trauma, succeed in school, and create lifelong connections. The goal is to help children and families become self-sufficient members of their communities, and in turn, create a world in which caring, opportunity and generosity are passed on from generation to generation.
ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF WEST RICHMOND
For more than 57 years, the Rotary Club of West Richmond has worked to improve the lives of children and families in THE community and abroad. They pursue the goals of Rotary International and strive to be a strong model of positive influence for all. The 100 members of the Rotary Club of West Richmond are men and women who have sworn to work together to make the world a better place, one child at a time. Many of the club members hold executive leadership positions in the community and have taken the mission of Rotary on as a personal commitment to better humankind. The club also has a 501(c)(3) foundation, the West Richmond Rotary Club Foundation that provides grants to local charities from fundraising events.
ABOUT FLYING SQUIRRELS CHARITIES
Proceeds from the Funn Run will also benefit Flying Squirrels Charites, a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization. The Initial focus of Flying Squirrels Charities has been deemed "Renovating Richmond's Recreation" an impactful community project designed to renovate 14 Richmond City youth baseball facilities. Renovating Richmond's Recreation is intended to create safe, community-minded spaces that are dedicated to Richmond's youth Flying Squirrels Charites is dedicated to reviving youth baseball fields and the game of baseball in Richmond. Flying Squirrels Charities has already renovated multiple youth fields by building new dugouts and rebuilding pitchers mounds and infields.
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