Loop for Literacy Set for February 4 in John Prince Park

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
Kristin Calder, CEO

Loop for Literacy Set for February 4 in John Prince Park
Annual bike ride to now include a walk, run and family-friendly activities

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Dec. 8, 2016 — The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County will hold its 7th annual Loop for Literacy fundraiser on Saturday, February 4, 2017, but it will be at a new, more centralized location – John Prince Park in Lake Worth – with more options and families in mind.

For the 2017 Loop for Literacy, participants can choose to:

  • CYCLE: Roadside Ride – $50
    • The ride is about 40 miles and begins in John Prince Park at 7 a.m., goes onto the road, and ends in the park.
  • RUN: Adult – $35 / Student K-12 – $15
    • A 5k run will begin at 8 a.m. and take place in the park.
  • WALK: Adult – $35 / Student K-12 – $15
    • A 5k walk will begin at 8:15 a.m. and take place in the park
  • FUN RIDE: Adult – $25 / Student K-12 – $10
    • This family friendly ride will take place in the park.

Florida Crystals is the presenting sponsor for Loop for Literacy. Park Avenue BBQ will provide lunch. Additional sponsorship opportunities are detailed on the Loop for Literacy web site at http://www.literacypbc.org/events/ and include:

  • Gold $10,000
  • Silver $ 5,000
  • Bronze $ 2,500
  • Support $ 1,000
  • Aid Station $  500
  • Mile Marker $  300
  • Water Station $  300
  • Start/Finish Line Exhibitors $  250

All proceeds will help fund the many programs provided by the Coalition, including Adult Literacy, After School Reads, Budding Readers, Glades Family Education, Building Better Readers, Turning Bullies into Buddies, Literacy AmeriCorps, Parent-Child Home, Reach Out and Read, Read Together Palm Beach County, Village Readers Family Education, and Workplace and Community Education.

For more information, visit www.LiteracyPBC.org, or call 561-279-9103.

About the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
A recipient of the coveted 4-star Charity Navigator rating for eight consecutive years, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County has worked to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. One in seven adults in our county is unable to read and understand information found in books, newspapers and manuals and nearly half of all third graders are not reading on grade level. Through extensive outreach and collaboration with a network of community partners, the Literacy Coalition strives to ensure that individuals who need to improve their literacy skills receive the help they need. By providing services to more than 27,000 adults, children and families each year, the Literacy Coalition’s goal is for every child and every adult in Palm Beach County to be able to read.