The Frisco Education Foundation is racing into its 20th year!
Join FEF on Saturday, Nov. 2 for the Frisco Education Foundation 5K, Fun Run & Festival in memory of Gary Burns, a former Frisco Assistant Fire Chief who was known for his support of students and less fortunate children in our community.
The event, held annually at Toyota Stadium, starts at 8 a.m. with the Fun Run, followed by the 5K race at 8:30 a.m. The Foundation is planning a range of activities and entertainment before, during and after the races to help celebrate its 20th anniversary.
“The FEF 5K has always been a fun event with different parts of the Frisco community coming out to support the students and teachers of FISD,” said Mark Hill, FEF Board member and committee chair for the event. “We want to give it a boost this year to make it even more memorable. There will be all kinds of activities, entertainment and food throughout the morning. I would encourage all parts of Frisco, young and old, to participate and see what the FEF is all about and just how much it does for the FISD every year.”
The 5K, Fun Run and Festival is the largest annual fundraiser for the Foundation, which supports Frisco ISD through academic programs, student scholarships and grants for teachers. Proceeds help support the Gary Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards four-year college scholarships each year to eight deserving Frisco ISD seniors.
Last school year, FEF awarded nearly $700,000 in scholarships to more than 700 members of the graduating Class of 2019, as well as $105,000 to FISD educators to implement innovative ideas in the classroom.
“The continued growth of the FISD demands a heightened response and increased support from the Frisco community, including the FEF. It makes the annual FEF 5K all the more important,” Hill said. “The FISD is instrumental to the success of Frisco, and we simply want to help do whatever we can to keep the FISD the best school district around.”
Registration for the FEF 5K, Fun Run & Festival is available now. The cost to participate is $25 for adults or $15 for children and students, with prices increasing after Oct. 20.
The Frisco Education Foundation invites everyone to come out and help honor the legacy of Gary Burns, who consistently demonstrated love and concern for his neighbors and community.
“If you haven’t been to the Fun Run in the past, you are missing out,” Hill said. “The event has a spirit about it. For one morning each fall, it brings out runners, students, parents, teachers, businesses and those that just love Frisco and want to make a difference in our community.”