For the second year in a row, the Forest City Owls partnered with Kelly Wilson for the Rutherford County Outdoor Coalition Race Series Elves & Bells 5K to spread Christmas cheer throughout Rutherford County. All proceeds from this race go to the children in Rutherford County that are in need for the Christmas Holiday season. The race starts and ends in Spindale, N.C. and the Christmas presents are given out in Forest City, N.C. Over $8,000 in funds were raised and over 100 children in Rutherford County received presents in 2018. Our goal this year is to raise up to $10,000. "Christmas is for the kids," said Seth Hoagland the Director of Marketing for the Owls, "And Kiva, Phil, and I want to make this Christmas most memorable for the children this year. The Forest City Owls Booster Club was a vital part of the holiday gift giving. This year, our goal is to reach to over 150 families." The Elves & Bells 5K Race will be on November 30th.