Live Well Ferguson 5K donates $10,000 to the Y : NOCO ~ The online magazine of North St. Louis County


On Monday, June 25, 2012 the Emerson Family YMCA received $ 10,000 from Live Well Events, sponsor of the Ferguson Twilight Run, to help support the YMCA Summer Camp Scholarship Program for families needing a little extra help. The donation was made possible by the overwhelming success of the 2012 Ferguson Twilight 5K and One-mile Fun Run that took place on May 18, 2012 in downtown Ferguson.

Nearly 1400 runners and walkers participated in the annual Twilight race. This is the third year that this event has helped support the Emerson Family summer camp scholarship program, and as a result many more kids were able to experience the YMCA summer camp experience.

Summer care is very important to working families. The Emerson YMCA Healthy Kids Summer Camp provides a summer camp experience to more than 500 children from the Greater North County area. Thanks to the support of Live Well Events, the YMCA will have additional funds available to help even more families in need of financial scholarships for the summer months.

In 2011, $ 13,500 of scholarships was provided for summer care. “We are very grateful for the continued support of the Ferguson Twilight Run. The additional funding allows us to serve the many families who have been affected by the downturn in our economy” said Shelly Butler, Emerson Family YMCA’s executive director.

livewellferg5k 2012 Live Well Ferguson 5K donates $10,000 to the Y : NOCO ~ The online magazine of North St. Louis County

The Ferguson Twilight 5K is the only twilight race in North St. Louis County. The 5K boasts a USATF certified course. The races start and finish at Plaza at 501, an outdoor entertainment area at the intersection of Florissant Road and Suburban Avenue. For more information about the Ferguson Twilight 5K, visit LiveWellFerg5K.com.

The Ferguson Twilight 5K is managed under Live Well Ferguson, a non-profit organization that provides the residents of Ferguson and the North County area with programs and events that showcase the enjoyable, healthy, and sustainable aspects of fitness activities. Founded in April 2008, the City of Ferguson, in collaboration with Trailnet, created Live Well Ferguson to help Ferguson residents lead healthier lifestyles through active living and improved dietary habits.

The Emerson YMCA Summer Camp operates daily for 9 weeks at Emerson Family YMCA; located at 3390 Pershall Road in Ferguson, MO. Summer Camp activities include swimming, sports, character education, healthy living, arts and crafts, and much more. Registration forms are available at the Emerson Family YMCA. For information about how you can be part of the Emerson Family YMCA please call 521-1822 or visit us online.

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