The Vilonia High School chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes is organizing the upcoming Vilonia K-Life 5K to benefit the K-Life Ministry in the community. The race will be held on the Vilonia High School main campus at 8 a.m. on April 20, starting in front of the high school and ending on the track.
1st Security Bank and Gordon Financial Services are the first two official sponsors of the race, and officials with the Vilonia High School FCA have expressed their appreciation for these two businesses.
FCA officials have said that individuals and businesses in the community are encouraged to become sponsors. Anyone who would like to become sponsors can email John Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All official sponsors will be named in a blog post on the Vilonia School District website and in all press releases about the race. In addition, the business name or logo will be placed on the event website sponsors page and in a post on the Vilonia FCA Facebook page.
Another way to help is to register for the race. Visit the event website and register online to run or walk 3.1 miles to support Vilonia K-Life. All participants receive a commemorative race T-shirt. The top 3 male and female finishers in several categories and age groups will receive special awards. Those who cannot run or walk 3.1 miles can still help by registering as a "virtual participant." Though virtual participants are not eligible for awards, each will receive an event T-shirt by mail.
Officials with the FCA have stated that its mission is to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Because coaches and athletes together have some influence on virtually every kid in the community, the K-Life Ministry is a natural complement to the organization. K-Life is an interdenominational youth ministry that networks students from different churches and those without a church "to build positive, Godly relationships that can withstand the negative peer pressure so prevalent in today’s youth culture." Both organizations seek to create a youth culture where kids are proud to be Christians and unafraid to stand firm in their beliefs.