19 September 2014

In Entertainment: City of Riverdale : Get Fit School Supply Drive

The City of Riverdale presents
its 4th Annual Get Fit! 5K Riverdale Health & Fitness
to benefit the public schools in Riverdale, Georgia.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The City Of Riverdale Unites To Raise School Supplies For Students In Severe Need

Riverdale, GA (Pitchengine.com) September 15, 2014 - The final days of summer are quickly rolling by and television are filled with back-to-school commercials, sales and advertisements reminding parents to purchase new folders, binders, pencils, pens, backpacks and school clothes for their children. But what about the segment of families who can not afford to partake in the back-to-school ritual that so many have grown accustomed to taking for granted? The Mayor & Council of Riverdale present the GET FIT! Riverdale - 5K Run/Walk to help the every growing segment of "underserved" families by raising school supplies, funding and awareness. The USATF certified fitness fundraiser will take place at Riverdale Town Center on Saturday, September 20th, The  run will commence at 7:30am, with check in beginning at 6:30am.

Over 20% of children in the United States live in poverty? With those statistics that means 16 million children will begin the 2014 school year without basic school supplies. When asked about her motivation for developing the 5K initiative, Riverdale Council Member Wanda Wallace stated,"About 6 years ago, I battled with a heart condition and I learned I needed to exercise more and eat healthier...as a public figure I wanted to serve as an example of healthy living and promote health & fitness."

Riverdale council member Wallace states her objectives for the  GET FIT! Riverdale - 5K  Run/Walk initiative are community involvement, health education, and to increase the dialogue with local & state government to make sure each and every child deserves to have access to the school supplies needed to learn thereby keeping their minds and bodies active. 

The GET FIT! Riverdale - 5K Health & Fitness event is a fundraiser to create a bank of school supplies to support the public schools in Riverdale. 5K participants are encouraged to donate unused school supplies (pencils, backpacks, paper, crayons, etc.) Registration is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. If you are not able to run/walk, you can still donate school supplies at the Riverdale Town Center. The proceeds of the GET FIT! Riverdale - 5K Health & Fitness will benefit the school supply bank for the public schools of Riverdale. Civic organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in the run/walk, to register go towww.riverdaleculture.com.

Join the social conversation on Twitter via @RiverdaleCenter, Instagram via @RiverdaleTownCenter 

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The City of Riverdale received a grant from the AtlantaRegional Commission through its Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program to conduct a "Town Center" feasibility study. The study was initiated in 2006 and completed in 2007. The Riverdale Town Center opened in October 2010. It is located on a parcel, on Church Street, that spans over twenty seven acres. The project comprises the following components: Government civic component (Riverdale Centre for the Arts, Business & Leisure Services, a new City Hall, and a Public Plaza/Amphitheater), Mixed-Use Commercial Component, and Residential Housing Component.



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