Greensboro runner Matt Ketterman uses running streak to fight hunger
Approximately 200 runners braved the summer heat as they ran along Greensboro’s Greenway in support of feeding hungry North Carolina families during the 2012 Matt’s 10K Run to Fight Hunger on Saturday, July 7th. Because of the large turnout and high spirits, Ketterman and his business was able to raise enough money to buy 60,000 cans — surpassing their original goal of 50,000 cans. The event raised more than $5,000 and helped the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association provide cans of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Western NC.
Multiple companies came together to help celebrate Matt Ketterman’s 21 year running streak and to support Second Harvest Food Bank. Primary sponsor Got You Floored, was joined by Off-n-Running, The Piedmont Triad Apartment Association, Stir Creative, SEO Rocket, Primo Water, Daily Bread and Harris Teeter who al contributed to the success of the event.
“We’re proud to support the Second Harvest Food Bank in its quest to provide access to food to those who cannot afford it” said Ketterman. “This run is a wonderful way to raise awareness for Second Harvest and help raise money in a healthy, active way.”
“This event is a great opportunity for the community, companies and vendors to come together and help those who are less fortunate.” said Jon Lowder, Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association. “We are grateful for Got You Floored’s continued support of the PTAA’s commitment to raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank.”
Runners of all ages and abilities received branded dry-fit running shirts for participating. Along with raising funds for Second Harvest, the event was also an opportunity to build a stronger sense of community and raise awareness about the Food Bank and their important mission.
“Each year, this event provides a stage for us to educate the public about the Second Harvest and how hunger impacts our families,” said Ketterman. “It’s a great feeling to run in a large group of people who are dedicated to helping others by contributing to filling shelves at Second Harvest. This will put food on the table for a lot of needy families.”
A full photo gallery of the event is available on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/gotyoufloored