-- The race is on for a few good sponsors and booth vendors needed for this
year's 5K Superhero Dash benefiting the Guadalupe County Child Welfare Board
and Guadalupe County Children's Advocacy Center.
addition to registering runners, organizers of both organizations say they are
working to finalize the list of sponsors and vendors wishing to participate in
this year's event planned for Saturday, April 6 at Max Starcke Park.
Williams, the executive director of the children's advocacy center, says the
event itself generates funding for both groups which service abused and
neglected children in Guadalupe County. She says the groups are needing a
helping hand as they partner once again for a very good cause.
is one of the only ones that we partner with another non-profit on but it's
definitely an important fundraiser for the center to bring awareness during the
month of April which is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and in order
to show how maybe these non-profits have some similar names but how we do
different things for the kids in this county. So the Child Welfare board
supporters did two races before joining up with us on their third so this is
their fourth and then we did one race with another organization and then joined
up with them last year so this is our third," said Williams.
says in addition to coming out and participating in the fun Superhero walk/run,
business sponsors are encouraged to help give the fundraiser a much needed
are definitely looking for sponsors and the sponsorship deadline is the same as
the runner's deadline so the deadline for sponsorships to guarantee your name
of your business or your name is on the back of the shirt is also March 22. There's
different levels of sponsorship and all that information can be found on our
Facebook page and also on the children's advocacy center website," said
are also being encouraged to set up shop at the 5K. Diane Anderson-Glover, of
the child welfare board, says all products and services are welcome and ask
that vendors secure their spots now.
have vendors. We still need more vendors. The vendor booths are $20. Each space
is 10 x 10. The vendor set up will be at 7 a.m. Tables and chairs are not
provided. The registration deadline for vendors, to save you a vendor spot, is
March 29th. GRMC came out last year. Some insurance companies came out. This
year, I've got a pet store that may be coming out," said
Guadalupe County Child Welfare Board is a a group of non-paid volunteers who
are tasked with providing the tangible needs of children involved with the
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (Child Protective Services)
while the Guadalupe County Children's Advocacy Center provides a warm, homelike
environment for children – reducing their trauma during investigation of
helping out a great cause -- two great entities that work together to try to
help the kids of our county and our community and all the money stays in our
community so they can come out and set up a booth and promote their product and
join us too and help us out," said Glover.
wishing to become sponsors of the event or who would like to be a vendor are asked
to contact Pam Lynch at 830-515-3476 or Christy Williams at 830-303-4760.
wishing to participate in the 5K are also encouraged to register online at www.athleteguild.com or onsite during
the day of the race.
is $20 by March 22 or $30 on or after March 23. Early registration also secures
participants with a t-shirt or cape for children.
information can also be found on each of the group's respective Facebook pages.