B&M Catering is Helping to Outrun Homelessness
B&M Catering Supports School on Wheels of Massachusetts in the Outrunning Homelessness 5K Road Race/Family Fun Walk 2014. SOWMA provides customized academic services to children who are impacted by homelessness.
On April 26, over 600 runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters will gather at Borderland State Park in Easton, MA, for one specific purpose. They will be there to support the mission of SOWMA: to educate children impacted by homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential.
We are proud to support School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) for the third year in a row. Once again, B&M Catering will sponsor one of the grand prizes for the fastest runners in this year’s Outrunning Homelessness 5K Road Race/Family Fun Walk.
Last year, Michelle Sarney was the top female finisher.
She finished the rugged Borderland 5K in only 19:16.
Michelle won a B&M Catering’s Clambake-to-Travel for eight.
In 2013, this annual event raised over $27,000 to support programs for kids impacted by homelessness. Cheryl Opper, Founder and Executive Director said, “My heart was full of gratitude to see so many individuals, families, and companies coming together to support students impacted by homelessness. Family homelessness is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. We were able to come together as a community to make a difference for kids in our backyard who have no permanent place to call home.'”
Race director and co-founder Dennis Harkins said, “I can’t begin to express my gratitude for everyone that came out to support School on Wheels. I am happy to report that we had over 540 participants come out to leave their footprints on School on Wheels and support children impacted by homelessness in our community. It’s hard to believe that in just 3 years we’ve grown from 175 to 540 participants and raised over $55,000 for SOWMA through this event. Thank you to all that came out to support us, and thank you to the many volunteers and to our generous sponsors. Without your help, our event would not be possible!”
The organizers of this year’s event are hoping to raise close to $40,000. We couldn’t be happier to support this admirable cause by offering an eight-person Clambake-to-Travel to one of the first finishers of the 5K road race.