Chick-fil-A of Athens, Ala., Hosts Race to Benefit Adoption Ministry
More than 500 runners of all ages turned out for the fourth annual Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series in Athens, Ala., the proceeds of which went to the Bridge of Hope Adoption Ministry.
Runners gathered before 8 a.m. on April 6 in downtown Athens at the Athens-Limestone Hospital Wellness Center to participate in their choice of 10K run, 5K run, or 1-mile fun run for the whole family, including strollers.
There were moon bounce rides for the kids, family games, prizes, and the chance to win free Chick-fil-A for a year. “We always like to give back to the community and invest in the lives of the people around us,” says Matthew Kyle, Operator of the Athens Chick-fil-A. “This event is especially meaningful for my wife and I, because we adopted a little girl from China last year.”
Close to $14,000 was raised for the Bridge of Hope Adoption Ministry in Athens, which provides financial grants, counseling and guidance to families as they walk through the process of adopting children. “It gets pretty tough to go through that process and people are looking for help,” Matthew says. “Our goal is to help families be joined with the children that are waiting for adoption.”
A Charitable Chick-fil-A
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