You’ve heard of walk-a-thons, skate-a-thons and even marathons but this is the first annual Mow-a-thon to benefit those served by Diligent Hands…Gracious Heart, a nonprofit that provides free lawn care and minor home repair for the elderly and homebound. Preregistration will be held online at www.active.com until March 25th or by mail until March 27th. Event day registration will be at Liquid Highway on East North Street beginning at 8:30am on March 28, 2009. (Rain date to be determined) The Registration fee is $25 if received by March 13, $30 from March 14-27 and $35 day of the event. T-shirts will be guaranteed for those registering by March 13. Participants will receive a sponsor’s form and sponsor pledges can be based on the number of yards mowed in a day or just a simple donation. Each participant will receive a pedometer for the day and those taking the most steps, mowing/cleaning the most yards etc. will win prizes. Prizes will also be awarded to those who get the most donations. Participants under 16 must have permission from a parent or guardian to participate. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
Participants will gather back at the practice fields for Wade Hampton High at 4:00pm for the awards ceremony and dinner. There will also be a “Father Mows Best” contest which will require Dads to complete an obstacle course involving a riding mower, leaf blower, weed eater and a few surprises. Entry fee for the “Father Mows Best” is $25.00 and prizes will be awarded.
The goal of the Mow-a-thon is to raise funds for and raise awareness of Diligent Hands…Gracious Hearts. We envision individuals connecting with elderly or homebound neighbors or church members; helping them with their yard work and engaging in fellowship. We hope that the event will open the eyes and hearts of the participants to see and respond to the needs of the elderly in their community, in their church, in their neighborhood and on their street.
For more information contact Pam Roberson @ 864-608-1958 or Todd Wilklow @ 864-346-3005.