The challenge is on for Saturday, Sept. 22. The Jackson County Community Foundation will host the 10th Annual Charity Challenge.
The challenge is on for Saturday, Sept. 22. The Jackson County Community Foundation will host the 10th Annual Charity Challenge. This unique community event is a 5K Run & Fun Walk Benefit and Matching Program designed to raise funds and awareness for 20 community projects and programs. The Run & Fun Walk will kick-off at 9 a.m. at the Ravenswood Plaza. The 20 local nonprofit organizations are raising money to support their efforts. The Community Foundation matches the money raised - providing a $1 match for every $2 dollars raised. Last year, this event provided $140,000 for local community programs. Join your neighbors and friends and run or walk for their favorite charity. Door prizes will be awarded to walkers and cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place runners by age categories. Entry forms for the Charity Challenge 5K Run & Fun Walk are available at local banks, participating non-profit organizations and through the Jackson County Community Foundation at 716 West Main Street in Ripley (304-372-8588).