Nate Ruffin 5K walk/run benefiting scholarship fund happening April 20th

Nate Ruffin 5K walk/run benefiting scholarship fund happening April 20th

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 5K walk/run will take place April 20th at a free community wellness fair at Smith Park. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for students in Jackson.

The Cade Chapel-Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of the late Brother Nate Ruffin.

Warner Brothers’ created a movie on Ruffin’s life about hope and the will to overcome life’s tragedies.

The Cade Chapel-Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund was established through a generous donation by Nate’s widow, Sharon, to honor his dedication to education.

The scholarship is for high school graduates of Cade Chapel Baptist Church, the Virden Addition Community, and Jackson Public Schools students.

The scholarship funds are also funded through annual fundraisers, individual donations, and /or corporate donations.

Since August of 2004, the Nate Ruffin Scholarship Board has awarded over 140 scholarships to students who are currently enrolled (or graduated from) at various colleges and universities.

Nate Ruffin scholarship fund benefits local young people in Jackson
Nate Ruffin scholarship fund benefits local young people in Jackson

The Nate Ruffin Scholarship Board has awarded over 140 scholarships to students who are currently enrolled at (or graduated from) various colleges and universities.

RACE INFORMATION:

The race will begin/end at Smith Park in Jackson.

Registration for the race begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race begins at 7:00 a.m. Proceed benefits scholarships for students meeting application requirements.

The entry fee is $25. All entry fees are nonrefundable; in the event of rain, all collected fees will be donated to the Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund.

A t-shirt is guaranteed for all registrations received by 4.14.19.

Make checks payable to Cade Chapel Church-Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund. (1000 West Ridgeway, Jackson, MS 39213)

Company sponsors may sponsor a mile marker for $125.

Race Runner Awards:

1st place- $100

2nd place- $50

3rd place- $25.00

For more information, check out the website or call event chair Brother Oliver Sims at 601-940-2184.

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