The UNCF New Orleans Walk/Run for Education will kick off for the 31st time on October 13, 2018. Proudly sponsored by Morris Bart and other community members, this family-focused 5k event offers something for everyone while also raising money to benefit students in need.
The race will help provide scholarships to students in need
For nearly 75 years, the United Negro College Fund has helped students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities with both financial and technical assistance. By providing scholarships to students from low-income families, the UNCF helps ensure that these students will have the brightest future possible.
The 2018 Walk for Education New Orleans is an important part of UNCF’s mission. Even with annual fundraising efforts, right now the UNCF is only able to grant scholarships to one out of every ten applicants. By sponsoring, volunteering, or participating in this walk/run, you can help UNCF reach its $125,000 fundraising goal and make an important difference in the life of a disadvantaged student.
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All the details
If you would like to participate in the UNCF Walk New Orleans, you can register here. Runners can register as individuals or can pair up with people from work, church, sports, and other organizations to race as a team. Registration for individuals costs $35 and teams set their own fundraising goals. Children can also participate for a reduced price.
If you can’t attend the race but would still like to help you can make a donation to UNCF, purchase a 2018 Walk for Education t-shirt, or register for the race as a virtual participant.
The race will take place at the Audubon Riverview Park and Zoo on October 13, 2018. Check-in and registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 8:30 a.m.
Not a runner? You can still join the fun!
If you believe that “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” but you aren’t much of a runner yourself, you can still support the 2018 Walk for Education and UNCF mission. In addition to registering as a virtual participant or making a donation, you can also learn more about volunteer opportunities on race day and register as a volunteer here. If sponsorship is more your style, UNCF offers impressive sponsorship packages ranging from $2,000 to $25,000.
Regardless of whether you support the Walk for Education New Orleans by running the 5k or making a corporate donation, the event is sure to be a fun-filled day that also helps provide a bright future for community members in need!