Island Education Foundation to Benefit from The Color Run | Sports Destination Management

Island Education Foundation to Benefit from The Color Run

May 09, 2013
The Color Run Named CBEE Charity Of Choice for its Memorial Day Weekend Event at The Wharf

Enhancing educational opportunities for the youth of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is the name of the game for the Coastal Baldwin Educational Enrichment Foundation (CBEE). Dedicated to meeting the needs of the public schools in these coastal communities, the organization works tirelessly to provide scholarships for graduating seniors as well as educational and programming enhancements for all local public school students.

The Color Run, an untimed 5k in which participants are doused in colored corn starch at each kilometer, designated CBEE as its charity for its May 25 event at The Wharf, hosted by the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission (GSOBSC). The race organization will donate part of the proceeds from the event to CBEE.

“CBEE is a remarkable organization that services the needs of the children in our coastal communities,” said Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for the GSOBSC. “The sports commission is incredibly grateful to work alongside CBEE’s volunteers as they raise awareness and support for a great cause.”

Known as the “happiest 5k on the planet,” the unique paint race celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community.

"We are so lucky to have the opportunity to work with such amazing local and national charities and help them promote the causes they stand for," said Jessica Nixon, spokesperson for The Color Run.

The Wharf is the first venue on the Gulf Coast to host this highly anticipated event.

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