The Access to Success Foundation, founded by former Davidson College basketball star Andrew Lovedale, will hold its third annual Andrew Lovedale 5k at Davidson College this Saturday, raising funds for faith-based education and athletic programs in Nigeria.
The race, which is open to all age groups, will kick off at 8 o’clock Saturday morning on the Davidson College cross country trails behind Baker Sports Complex. The 5k will be followed by an after-party at Brickhouse Tavern, where the first 200 participants will have the opportunity to be served a free drink by head men’s basketball coach Bob McKillop.
Proceeds from the event will be used by Access to Success (A2S) for a variety of projects benefiting youth in Benin City, Nigeria, from providing support for after-school programs to building a kitchen and establishing a meal program for students.
Access to Success was founded in 2010 by former Davison College basketball player Andrew Lovedale in order to share sports, faith and education with underprivileged youth in Lovedale’s hometown of Benin City, Nigeria. The annual 5k has become the signature fundraising event of the organization, said Lovedale in a statement last month.
“This Saturday isn’t just about raising money,” said Lovedale. “It’s also about celebrating the inherent good in society and the fact that where you are born doesn’t have to determine where you go.”
WANT TO RUN?
2013 Andrew Lovedale 5K – Sat., Sept. 7 @ 8 AM, Davidson College Baker Sports Complex – Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for students and will be held from 6:30 to 7:30. The men’s 5K starts at 8 AM while the women’s 5K starts at 8:30 AM to be followed by an awards ceremony. To pre-register, visit www.a2sfoundation.org