Turkey Derby proceeds will benefit two local Davie County children’s programs. The first is Backpack Buddies, which provides book bags filled with non-perishable food items to at-risk students needing food to eat on weekends. Event funds will also support new Davie County Go Far Clubs. Go Far stands for Go Out For A Run and is a comprehensive fitness program for children. Go Far promotes physical activity, healthy eating, and good character. The goal of the program is to empower children to make healthy lifestyle choices that will be sustained throughout their entire life. Specifically, GO FAR teaches children to set and reach goals and complete a 5K road race. Davie County GO FAR will be offered to children in select Davie County schools beginning this Fall.
Hillsdale Sunrise Rotary Club is a member of Rotary International, the world’s oldest service organization featuring nearly 35,000 clubs and over 1.2 million members. Rotary’s motto is “service above self.”