DALLAS, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monitronics, a subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: ASCMA) has teamed up with Mission 500 to host the Moni 5K for Children run on August 6, 2016 to support children in need throughout North Texas. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide weekend food packs for low income children at local Title One schools, as well as support local severe need students in becoming college ready.
"The Moni 5K for Children is a great way to encourage our local community to come together in support of children in need," said Jeff Gardner, Monitronics' President and Chief Executive Officer. "Compassion is a cornerstone of our company, and we hope to make the Moni 5K an annual event. We challenge other like-minded organizations across the country to host events that help advance the needs of their local communities."
American running legend Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the Boston and NYC Marathons, will be making a special appearance at the event. The male and female runners who place first will win $1000 in prize money, while the second place winners will take home $750, and the third place runners will win $500.
Corporate sponsorships are available at the Platinum, Gold and Silver levels, and in-kind sponsorships (product donations) are also available. Sponsor benefits include a table at the event, company logo on all Moni 5K for Children marketing materials, verbal recognition, and the opportunity to increase the sponsor's profile within the local community.
- Where: Monitronics' headquarters - 1990 Wittington Place, Farmers Branch, TX.
- When: Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 am CST.
- Requirements: $35 registration fee.
The registration fee will provide a weekend lunchbox for a family of five in Farmers Branch. Registrants are invited to assemble a kit at the race. A portion of the proceeds will also be used to mentor underprivileged students for success in high school, college, and a career. To register, visit www.moni5kforchildren.com.
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