In a continued effort to support Rutherford County and the surrounding community, the Owls have signed on to be the sponsors of the annual "Elves and Bells 5K" in 2018. The race takes place in November in Spindale, North Carolina, and all proceeds go to children and families in Rutherford County that are in need during the holiday season. "This is exactly the type of event that we have been looking to support," said Kiva Fuller, Director of Operations for the Owls.
Phil and Becky are all about supporting the community – in the past three years, the Owls have hosted Faith Night, Cancer Night, the Salvation Army, an event at the ICC Foundation, East Rutherford High School baseball and Backpack Night. From Phil: "And just wait until you see who and what we're sponsoring this upcoming season!"
The Elves and Bells 5K will take place on Saturday, November 24th at 9AM with registration and packet pick-up beginning at 7:45AM at Spindale United Methodist. Kelly Wilson, the head of Elves and Bells for the past five years, will still be collecting funds and signing up participants, and the Forest City Owls Booster Club is partnering with the Owls staff to assist with purchasing gifts, wrapping gifts and delivering them to families. You can register today through the RunSignUp website. Sign up by November 14th to receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt and exclusive early registration prices!