ROSWELL, Ga. – Holcomb Bridge Middle School and the second annual Holcomb Bridge Hustle 5K joined with the Kyle Pease Foundation (KPF) Oct. 19 at a school-wide assembly.
The Kyle Pease Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides sports-participation opportunities for people with disabilities. Kyle and Brent Pease shared the mission of their organization with the students of Holcomb Bridge and helped to promote this year’s race, which will take place Nov. 17 at 8 a.m., starting and finishing at Holcomb Bridge Middle School.
Through this partnership, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, its PTA and the race organizers will promote the Kyle Pease Foundation’s mission to provide assistance for people with disabilities and to help them meet their individual needs through sports. Kyle Pease, as well as students who are being assisted by KPF and numerous KPF supporters and volunteers, will also participate in this year’s race. Born with cerebral palsy, Kyle completed his first triathlon with his two brothers in 2011.
Because of the new partnership, several Holcomb Bridge Middle School students with disabilities will be able to participate in the 5K race for the first time.
“We are excited to be able to help all students experience the thrill of reaching the starting line and the exhilaration of crossing the finish line,” said Mike Buteau, co-chair of the Holcomb Bridge Hustle 5K and a HBMS parent.
The second annual Holcomb Bridge Hustle will include pre- and post-race festivities, instructor-led stretching and warm up, DJ entertainment, post-race snacks and beverages, an awards ceremony and corporate sponsor tables. Over 400 participants, including experienced runners, novice athletes, walkers, families and children of all ages, are expected to participate.
All proceeds from the event will benefit academic enrichment activities at the school.
“The partnership with the Kyle Pease Foundation is a perfect fit for our school and for this race,” said HBMS Principal Joy Schroerlucke. “Through our Global Classroom initiative and our iCare About Others program, we are devoted to building in our students a passion for being kind and helpful to all to make a difference in the world.”
Race entry forms are available online at www.active.com or at select or participating Big Peach Running Company locations. The cost to participate is $25 for adults and $20 for students. Companies wishing to become corporate sponsors may contact Susie Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org.