Second Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K

Join your neighbors for the 2nd annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K to benefit the students of Shamrock Gardens Elementary school.

The Shamrock Shuffle was created to benefit the students of Shamrock Gardens Elementary school, which serves the Plaza Midwood, Country Club Heights and Plaza Shamrock neighborhoods of Charlotte. Shamrock Gardens is a Title One school with 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. As such we are seeking to “fill in the gaps” by creating an event that will support the school, and strengthen the relationship between the school and the communities that surrounds it.

Last year’s Inaugural Shamrock Shuffle raised more than $4,000 and was a huge success due to the tireless work of all of our SGE and neighborhood volunteers and Sponsors. Adults and Children alike had a great morning full of fun, exercise and camaraderie by cheering each other on during the Track and Field Events. The funds raised went to sturdy iPad covers and books for our SGE scholars by request of teachers, management and PTA.

This year’s event hopes to prove the same amount of fun. The funds this year, hoping to total over $6,000, hope to fund the $20,000 necessary to continue the Shamrock Scholar Summer Academy. Last year the Roberts Award Grant made this camp possible. The SSSA camp is a results based camp and targets rising 4th and 5th graders (and potentially 3rd) who need additional support with reading, writing, and math skills over the summer and whose families might not otherwise be able to afford such and camp. Not only is this camp educational, funding also provides, field trips, and other enrichment activities.

Location:
Shamrock Gardens Elementary School
3301 Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205

Learn more at http://shamrockshuffle.racesonline.com.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:00am