Started On :: 26/03/2014 - Ended On :: 26/04/2014
Tameka Raymond of Kile’s World Foundation, will host the 2nd annual Kile’s World 5K Run/Walk Spring Festival scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the beautiful Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA. In celebration of the upcoming spring festival, all proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s art-based camps and workshops which include: singing, dance, art and illustration, music production and digital media.
In the summer of 2012, Kile Glover, was only 11-years-old when a tragic jet-ski accident on Atlanta's Lake Lanier ended his short life. Channelling her grief of the loss of her son, Tameka created the Kile’s World Foundation project which benefits the children of the Atlanta community, but also honour’s Kile’s effervescent spirit and reflects his deep love of the performing arts. “Kile is and will always be my muse,” says Raymond of her son. “He inspires me to do great things both artistically and in general to help others. He was a guiding genius.” Staying true to the foundation’s mission statement, ‘Gifting children with endless possibilities of creative endeavour through applied, fine and performing arts,’ the goal of Kile's World Foundation is to ensure that children have a nurturing environment where inquisitiveness is encouraged, knowledge is shared and freedom to hone their crafts is assured.
Last year, the Kile’s World ‘Give Thanks’ 5k brought out over 250 of Atlanta’s community supporters including Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. Due to the success of the 5k, Kile’s World Foundation was able to successfully raise funds for their first ever two-week summer arts program. The goal for this year’s 5K spring festival is to increase the number of participants by 100%, providing enough funds to extend the summer program an additional two weeks summer 2014. The event will be included in Season 1 of VH-1's Atlanta Exes starring Tameka Raymond, Monyetta Shaw (ex-fiancée of Ne-Yo), Christina Johnson (ex-wife of Cee-Lo), Sheree Buchanan (ex-wife of football star Ray Buchanan), and Torrei Hart (ex-wife of comedian Kevin Hart).
The 5k spring festival will be hosted at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the race beginning at 11a.m., rain or shine. The tax-deductible early bird registration fee is $35 for all participants, which includes a Kile’s World Foundation t-shirt.
For more information about registration, please visit: Kile’s World Eventbrite Page
About Kile’s World Foundation
The Kile’s World Foundation will offer art-based camps to children aged 10-17 years old, with multiple workshops focused on acting, singing, dance, painting, illustration, music production and digital media. With the help of community mentors, artists and activists, the foundation is poised to eventually open a magnet school with an emphasis on music and the arts.