5K supports South Meck cross-country team Aug. 27
Residents can support the South Mecklenburg High School cross-country team at the Yaisou Greek Festival by signing up for a 5K.
The race is slated for Aug. 27, a Saturday, and participants can sign up under team “South Meck XC.” Proceeds will help fundraising efforts to send the team to the Disney XC Classic 5K in October.
The event costs $35 and Run For Your Life will give $10 per runner to the school. Each runner will receive a shirt, medal and race snack.
Visit runforyourlife.com/greekfestival5k/ to sign up.
YMCA to offer college kids free week membership
As part of its Get Fit Together campaign, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte will offer students a free week of membership in August to help them “make community connections and settle into life away from home.”
College students can bring a valid school ID card to any YMCA of Greater Charlotte location to receive a free week during August.
“The Y is a great place for young adults to connect with others who can guide and support them as they enter the real world on their own,” YMCA of Greater Charlotte Membership Director Amy Patterson said in a news release. “The Y can also help students manage their health at a time when many find it hard to make healthy lifestyle choices.”
Many college students could qualify for an adjusted membership rate through My Y Pricing and will have access to more than 100 locations in North Carolina, as well as Upper Palmetto YMCA in South Carolina and South Hampton Roads, Virginia at no additional cost.
South Charlotte branches include Sara’s Y, Morrison, Harris, Harris Express and Siskey.
Nonprofit MeckEd to host its community breakfast Oct. 12
MeckEd, a nonprofit that supports Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will host its fifth annual Community Breakfast Oct. 12, a Wednesday.
The event is slated for 8 to 9:30 a.m. at The Westin Charlotte, located at 601 S. College St.
Business, community and education leaders, parents and policymakers can rally in support of public education.
Tickets costs $55 and sponsorship opportunities range from $3,000 to $15,000.
The keynote speaker and 2016 Education Champion of the Year will be announced soon.
Contact Erin Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.