Communities in Schools Beach Run a success . .

Submitted by Theresa Duncan, Community Coordinator

Ready, set, go!
Photo courtesy of Theresa Duncan

Communities In Schools of Nassau County

More than 200 children and adults participated in the 5th Annual Communities In Schools Beach Run on Saturday at Peter’s Point.

St. Michaels Academy placed first with the highest number of participants, winning $1000 to be used for student healthy lifestyles. Callahan Middle School won the $500 second place prize and Hilliard Middle-Senior-High School came in a close third.

The event was made possible with the assistance of Nassau County schools, more than 30 community volunteers, donations of food and water, and the generous donations from throughout the community of entry fees for youth runners, enabling every child to participate free of charge in this county-wide event.

Communities in Schools Beach Run Participants
Photo courtesy of Theresa Duncan

The Back-To-School Beach Run was sponsored by Rick Keffer Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, The Fernandina Beach News-Leader and Nassau County Record, Florida Public Utilities, Nassau County Drug and Alcohol Abatement Coalition, Courson and Stam, and Chad Brock Landscaping. Walgreen’s and Culligan sponsored the water stations, and food was provided by Publix, Domino’s Pizza, Harris Teeter, and Costco.

Communities In Schools of Nassau County is a private non-profit dedicated to surrounding youth with a community of support, empowering them to achieve in school and in life. CIS staff are based at schools sites where they are most accessible to students, their families, and school staff. For more information, visit , or call (904)321-2000.

October 19, 2012 3:39 p.m.