Proceeds from the Greenwood Furnace Trail Challenge will benefit both local and international charities. The event organizers and volunteers decided to go with their non-profit passions: education and mentoring.
Race Supports Education
The race will benefit prospective teachers in Africa. Race organizer Nathan King, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa and current central PA teacher, sits on the board of trustees for SEED (Self-Empowerment through Education). His organization raises scholarship money for young Zambians to be able to afford tuition to attend the teachers college in the central African nation. Visit SeedOfKnowledge.org to learn more.
Race Supports Mentoring
The race will also benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre County, PA. Race volunteer Gregg Tyson has been a Big Brother since 2005 and knows how important it is for at-risk kids to have a positive mentor and friend in their lives. The proceeds from this race will help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre County be able to provide the quality services that make these mentorships possible. Visit CCYSB.com/BBBS.htm to learn more.