Proceeds to benefit Duval County Sports
Jacksonville, FL. — July 13, 2011
The Inaugural Florida Blue 5K Stadium Challenge, a new fundraising event with proceeds benefitting Duval County Sports to help save athletic programs in Duval County Public High Schools, was announced today at a press conference held at EverBank Field.
The Florida Blue 5K Stadium Challenge will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 and will take place in the evening “under the lights” at EverBank Field. 1st Place Sports will manage the event with a unique course both inside and outside the stadium. The run will include all seven levels of EverBank Field and is fit for all ages complete with a Fun run and walking courses. T-Shirts and medals will be available for everyone.
Florida Blue will be the title sponsor of this event through its sponsorship with the Gator Bowl Association. “We’re a proud supporter of the Gator Bowl and the Jacksonville community,” said Mark S. Lee, Vice President, Brand Development and Marketing Communications, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. “The Florida Blue 5K Stadium Challenge is a great opportunity for us to show our strong support for Duval County Schools’ athletics and another way we can promote the health and wellness of all Floridians.”
The three major supporters at EverBank Field, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Gator Bowl Association and SMG, are working together to kick off of the Florida Blue 5K Stadium Challenge. In addition, other supporters include 1st Place Sports, PRI Productions, Guest Service Team of EverBank Field, Levy Restaurants, Ovations Food Service, Home Field Events, CSC, SAFE Management, GameDay Merchandise and Team SMG.
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