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March 12, 2014

Adopt a Bucket

Activity part of Color Fun Run for Water

Athens — As part of the activities surrounding the Color Fun Run for Water benefitting Hope Springs Water on March 22, participants will have the opportunity to adopt a bucket of water for the day for only $20. 

The bucket is symbolic of those carried by mostly women and children in countries without access to clean water each day.   The United Nations estimates that 200 million hours everyday are spent in walking back-and-forth collecting water for their daily use - hours that could be spent in school, taking care of the family or earning a living.     

“In most instances, they are carrying buckets of contaminated water, but it is the best they can do,” said Sunni Starkes, Event Co-Chair and Director of Development for Hope Springs Water.  “But a gift of only $20 can change that person’s life forever, giving them back those hours and a future of good health.”

The figure is derived from the average cost of a well in the countries Hope Springs Water serves, divided by the number of people that is typical in the small villages. 

Those registering online for the run can check off the adoption option, and their bucket will be waiting for them.  If you don’t want to carry it during your run, HSW will “babysit” it for you. You may also adopt a bucket on the day of the race at the check-in area.

Go to www.tinyurl.com/ meh9aos to register online, or you can register in-person at the front desks of the Athens Daily Review and the Athens Brookshire's. 

The Color Run for Water will be held on the grounds of Disciples’ Crossing, 3693 State Highway 31 East.

Erin Quattlebaum, Marketing and Development Specialist for Hope Springs Water, is chairing the event with Starkes, and stressed, “This is a run for the entire family.  There are no prizes. We don’t time you – it’s all about having fun and celebrating Hope Springs Water and World Water Day.”

The cost of the run is $35 for adults 18 and over, $25 for students, and children under six are free. For teams of four runners or more, the cost drops to $30 per-person adult, $20 per-person for students.

Hope Springs Water is a 501(c)3 charity founded and based in Athens.

The race will start at 9 a.m., and progress in waves coming in 10-minute increments.

Participants are encouraged to wear white T-shirts to “color up” and either sunglasses or goggles are recommended.

The colored powder used is kitchen-grade cornstarch, with an all-natural vegetable dye mixed in.  The powder washes right out.

For sponsorship inquires, or questions about the race, contact Sunni Starkes at sstarkes1@aol.com or Erin Quattlebaum at erin.hopespringswater@gmail.com.

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