ATLANTA, GA, June 19, 2018/PRLog.org/– City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Rap superstar and entrepreneur Jeezy announced today that they will join together to run the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4th to raise money to support three nonprofit organizations which share the common goal of promoting healthy lifestyles and empowering children to make smart choices.
The Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids, Jeezy’s Street Dreamz Foundation, and the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program are the benefitting organizations.
As a frequent runner, Mayor Bottoms looks forward to participating in her first AJC Peachtree Road Race as mayor.
“Exercise is an essential and regular part of my routine,” said Mayor Bottoms. “I am excited to run the Peachtree this year with Jeezy in support of nonprofits that are committed to fostering healthy habits for our residents, and especially our children.”
“I’m excited to be teaming up with Mayor Bottoms to run the iconic Peachtree Road race this year,” said Jeezy. “Health is wealth and it’s a lifestyle. Let’s get it!”
“In its 49-year history, the AJC Peachtree Road Race has welcomed everyone from the world’s best runners to elected officials to celebrities and entertainers,” said Rich Kenah, Executive Director of Atlanta Track Club and Race Director for the AJC Peachtree Road Race. “We are excited to welcome Jeezy in 2018. We hope his health and fitness journey will inspire and encourage people across the city, state and the country to make running and walking a part of their daily lives.”
Over the next month, Jeezy will undergo training and a strict diet that will be shared on social media as he gears up his fundraising campaign #JeezyRunsPeachtree. Jeezy is encouraging his celebrity friends and network to show their support by making a minimum donation of $10 to https://www.streetdreamzfoundation.com/jeezyrunspeachtree . Supporters are also encouraged to share their support on their social media platforms to encourage others to donate to this great cause. The final amount raised will be presented to the charities at a special event following his completion of the race on July 4th.
About the Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program
The Mayor’s Youth Scholarship program supports Atlanta youth to pursue post-secondary education at a college or university of their choice. Each year, the MYSP helps secure resources to assist with unmet obligations, allowing students to focus on completing their course of study without financial worry or lingering debt.
About Street Dreamz
Founded in 2001, Street Dreamz Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide assistance and opportunity to the underserved communities worldwide. Street Dreamz Foundation works to encourage a generation of at-risk youth to become effective leaders through programs that foster independence, healthy lifestyle and respect for others, while educating and motivating each child to reach their ultimate potential in their area of interest.
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a member-based organization centered around running that delivers world-class events, training programs and community outreach activities to the metro Atlanta area. We encourage both youth and adults to start and continue running regardless of ability or fitness level and provide outlets for all athletes to continue to grow and compete. Our staff and volunteers create camaraderie and encourage participation and competition through a calendar of diverse and exciting events. We collaborate with our partners to promote and extend the benefits of running and walking to the greater community.