I rarely endorse races which aren’t organized by groups that I am comfortable with. But there is this one race which aims to gather enough funds to be able to send underprivileged children to school. I am a mom to kids still in-school (and yet to be in school!) and I know that every parent would want their kids to gain formal education but not most parents are lucky to have the means to do so.
I was with regret that I have not been able to attend this event’s formal launch but from the materials I have been provided with and from the feedback from my other blogger friends, this race that is being presented by The American Chamber Foundation Philippines, Inc. and Chevron Philippines is one deserving of my hard-earned money. Yes, I will register for this race not only because it has a friendly-rate but because I know that regardless of how this race is to be organized or how the conduct of this race will fare with other big races, I know in my heart that my simple act of registering and paying for this race will help send one child to school and eventually, possibly help shape his/her future.
I hope you will do too! Race details below. ;)
RUN FOR A SCHOLAR
May 27, 2012
Bonifacio Global City
BENEFICIARY: AMCHAM Foundation’s Scholarship Program
Registration Period: April 16 to May 18
1. AMERICAN CHAMBER FOUNDATION Office
455 Casino St. cor Olivarez St., Brgy. Palanan, Makati City
Tel. # 834-0184 / 551-8060
2. CHRIS SPORTS Branches:
- 3rd Floor Festival Mall, Alabang
- 2nd Floor Glorietta 3, Makati
- 4th Floor Market! Market!, Taguig
- 2nd Floor Bldg. B, SM Megamall
- 2nd Floor Sunset Ave., SM Mall of Asia
- 3rd Floor The Annex, SM City North
- Fitness and Athletics Co. (G/F Unit 2, Active Fun Bldg., 9th Ave. cor 28th St., BGC
ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:
RACE ROUTE MAPS:
- Special participation of:
- Hon. Ronnie Rickets (OMB Chairperson) and
- ABS-CBN Star Magic Artists: Maricar Reyes, Diether Ocampo and Eda Nolan
- Great Raffle prizes:
- Round-trip Economy Class Ticket to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines
- Suunto Watches
- 5-Star Hotel Room Accomodation
Race for a Brighter Future
AmCham Foundation Philippines launches scholarship run
to help underprivileged students
On May 27, the American Chamber Foundation Philippines in partnership with Chevron Philippines, will be “racing” to give those underprivileged kids a better future through the “Run for a Scholar” charity event at the 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. The money raised will go to AmCham Foundation’s scholarship program. This year, it hopes to raise enough to send 100 scholars to school. Actor and current Optical Media Board (OMD) Chairperson Ronnie Rickets will be at the race to lead the run together with the ABS-CBN Star Magic Artists.
The charity walk/run is open to both running enthusiasts and newbies. There will be three categories: 3K, 5K and 10K. Assembly time is around 5 AM at the Bonifacio Global City. For only P500 to P600 registration fee, participants will not only get to participate in the race and help a child, they will also get a race kit, singlet, a loot bag and a chance to win fabulous prizes including Suunto watches, five-star hotel accommodation and many more. The top 100 finishers in each category will also receive medals while the first-place finishers from all three categories will receive a pair of running shoes from Somnio. Registration is very convenient. Those interested register at any Chris Sports mall branches or at the American Chamber Foundation office.
Registration start last April 16 at Chris Sports branches near you (Festival Mall- Alabang, Glorietta 3, Market!Market!, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and SM North The Annex) or visit the American Chamber Foundation office, 4554 Casino St. cor Olivarez St. Brgy. Palanan, Makati City. For more information, call 834-0184 and 551-8060 look for Candy Angeles-Gabriel or log on to www.amchamfoundation.com.