5K for A DAY Picks up Speed for Fundraising Campaign

The inaugural 5K for A Day was held Sept. 19 in beautiful Downtown Canton, GA, and welcomed 126 participants. More than $12,000 was raised to benefit student scholarships.

“I am pleased to say that our first annual 5K for ADay was a success,” said Dale Morrissey, director of fundraising campaigns and church relations. “This would not have been possible without the participants, and all our sponsors. A sincere thanks to all our generous sponsors and volunteers.

“With the help of our supporters, student lives are enriched through scholarships.  When students benefit, we all benefit. Thank you to everyone that made this event a successful one.”

Sponsors included:

Presenting Sponsor – Community and Southern Bank

Platinum – Northside Hospital – Cherokee

Silver – North Ga. CPA Services, PC, South State Bank, W Greg Elwell, DMD and John Peacock DDS

Rumble – The Mayo Agency, Woodstock Outlet

Mile Marker – Anytime Fitness, Inc, Joan McFather, Alfa Insurance – The Bagby Agency, Beers Housing, Inc., and S & H Tires Sales, Inc.

Water Sponsors – Publix at Laurel Canyon, Bank of North Georgia and Blakes House of Independence.

A DAY for Reinhardt is an annual community initiative that generates grants for Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt University.  A DAY underwrites the University’s Cherokee County Grant program, which provides eligible students with as much as $8,000 during their four years at the University. Since 1988 A DAY for Reinhardt has raised more than $3.5 million in financial assistance for local students.