FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 13, 2021
– (EON: Enhanced Online News) – Gain
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools (FLCPS) Hosts
10th Annual Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk
FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 13, 2021) – The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is holding its 10th Annual Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Participants can run at Florida SouthWestern State College or sign up for our virtual option. We will be following CDC Guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants.
The event’s Title Sponsor is Suncoast Credit Union and funds will benefit The Foundation’s Take Stock in Children scholarship program. Check- In starts at 6:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Schools and businesses throughout Lee County are challenged to create the largest team. More than 1,300 business leaders, community partners, and educators participated in last year’s race. The first 1,100 registered participants will receive a long sleeve, dry-fit race shirt and goody bag.
Online registration is available until Friday, February 5, by visiting www.flcpsstrides5k.com. Registration will not be available the day of the event.
The Strides for Education 5k raises money for college scholarships to benefit students entering the Take Stock in Children program. Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a statewide scholarship program that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Students enter the program in sixth or ninth grade and commit to remaining crime- and drug- free, maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher, and meeting with a mentor regularly. Having kept this commitment, students are awarded a four-year college tuition scholarship upon high school graduation.
About The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships. The Foundation is rated as a Platinum 4-star nonprofit organization by GuideStar. Find us online at www.leeschoolfoundation.org, on Twitter @FoundationLCPS, and on Facebook.
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