Inaugural Shoney's(R) 2009 5K Family Fun Run Benefiting Nashville Police Set for This Saturday (June 6) in Downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shoney's 2009 5K Family Fun Run, the first ever family fun event of its kind benefiting the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, will take place this Saturday, June 6 from 7 a.m. to noon outside LP Field in downtown Nashville.

WHO: Shoney's and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; David Davoudpour, Chairman and CEO, Shoney's

WHAT: The inaugural Shoney's 2009 5K Family Fun Run benefiting the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. On behalf of Shoney's, Davoudpour will make a minimum donation of $20,000 to the Nashville Police. Shoney's has pledged an additional $5 for each registrant, so the overall donation will be much higher. The money will be used to jumpstart the Nashville Police Fund, which will help offset the expenses of continuing education.

WHY: "Public safety and emergency preparedness are essential elements to Nashville's economic growth and community well being," said Davoudpour. "The Shoney's 2009 5K Family Fun Run is our way of giving back to those who protect and serve this great community."

WHERE: Downtown Nashville - Woodland Street & Interstate Drive, Lot A of LP Field (adjacent to the Shoney's restaurant on Interstate Drive)

WHEN: June 6, 2009 - 7:00 am - noon

ALSO: Following the event, there will be a fun festival and kid's zone with FREE activities for the kids that will include a healthy eating and activity table staffed by Vanderbilt Medical Staff; face painting, balloon artists, games, an appearance by Shoney Bear(R), a police cruiser, members of The Nashville Police S.W.A.T. Team, the Nashville Police Bomb Team and their Bomb Robot, a Police Helicopter & much more.

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Nashville-based Shoney's(R), with 260 restaurants in 18 states, is a family restaurant where guests can enjoy great tasting food and great service in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. All Shoney's(R) restaurants are open 364 days a year, excluding Christmas, and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shoney's(R) updated menu offers freshly prepared, never frozen favorites and new choices to complement its daily-themed buffet. For restaurant hours or the nearest Shoney's(R) restaurant location visit www.shoneys.com.

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