To commemorate the East Lake Foundation’s 20th anniversary, the foundation announced today a partnership with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola to host the Road to East Lake 5K. The start and finish lines will be at Charles R. Drew Charter School and runners will weave through the beautiful East Lake community. The route will also offer participants the unique opportunity to run through the front nine holes of the historic East Lake Golf Club, home of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, which takes place Sept. 24-27, 2015.
The East Lake Foundation provides residents in Atlanta’s East Lake community with the tools to build a better life for themselves and future generations through a three-pillar model: cradle-to-college education, affordable mixed-income housing and community wellness initiatives.
The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola is the finale of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, featuring the top 30 PGA TOUR professionals in the FedExCup standings. In 2014, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola made contributions totaling more than $2.2 million to charities and proudly supports the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee. In total, since 1997 the TOUR Championship has generated more than $24 million to charity, both locally and nationwide.
“It is an honor to have this opportunity to partner with the PGA and TOUR Championship teams,” said Danny Shoy, President of the East Lake Foundation. “We are excited to showcase the transformation that has taken place in the East Lake community over the past twenty years.”
The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola will offer all race participants the exclusive option to purchase Good-Any-One-Day Grounds Tickets to the tournament at a discounted price of $50 (a savings of $22). With this ticket, fans have the flexibility to choose which day (Wednesday – Sunday) to attend the tournament. In addition, all youth ages 18 and younger receive complimentary admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
“The Road to East Lake 5k is the continuation of an incredible partnership with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and the East Lake Foundation,” said Tom Clark, Executive Director of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. “It is a great honor to be a small part of what the East Lake Foundation has been able to accomplish in this community. We are happy to give special savings to any race participants that support the East Lake Foundation, and to continue to give back to such a remarkable charity.”
To register for the Road to East Lake 5K, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Atlanta/RoadtoEastLake5K.
During the weekend of August 22nd and 23rd, there will be another exciting event in East Lake hosted by the East Lake Neighbors Community Association: The 2015 East Lake Tour of Homes, presented by Keller Knapp, Inc. East Lake is reinvigorating a tradition that began in 1979, and are proud to feature 7 beautiful homes that represent our community’s rich history and growth over the years. For more information about the 2015 East Lake Tour of Homes, please visit www.eastlake.org/tour-of-homes/.
About The East Lake Foundation
Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, the East Lake Foundation collaborates with public and private organizations to provide tools that enable Atlanta’s East Lake residents to build a better future through its model for community revitalization.
The East Lake model includes cradle-to-college education at Charles R. Drew Charter School and its early learning partners, mixed-income housing at The Villages of East Lake and community wellness through programs including The First Tee® of East Lake, the Resident and Community Support Program, the East Lake Community Learning Garden, Start ME: East Lake micro-entrepreneur program and East Lake Healthy Connections. This approach to building a strong community not only helps break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, but creates a place where people of all ages and incomes choose to live. East Lake has become a national model for holistic community revitalization programs through its sister organization, Purpose Built Communities. Additional information is available at www.eastlakefoundation.org.
About the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
The top 30 players in FedExCup points after the BMW Championship qualify for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. FedExCup points are reset prior to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, ensuring a real shootout as all 30 players in the field will have a mathematical chance of winning the FedExCup with a victory at the event. The TOUR Championship is annually contested at Atlanta’s renowned East Lake Golf Club, the formative home of the legendary Bobby Jones. The 2015 tournament will be played Sept. 23-27. In 2014, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola made contributions totaling more than $2.2 million to charities and proudly supports the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee of East Lake. The tournament is the number one annual fundraiser for the East Lake Foundation. Over the times that the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola has been played in Atlanta, the event has raised more the $20 million. In total, since 1997 the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola has generated more than $24 million to charity, both locally and nationwide.
Catherine Woodling, East Lake Foundation