MARY LEE FOUNDATION

Great Urban Race and Mary Lee Foundation March 18

It’s that time again!  The Great Urban Race is coming to Austin and the Mary Lee Foundation has been asked to be the “Local Charity Partner” for the second year in a row!

On Saturday, March 27th, 2010 the 500 + participants of the Great Urban Race will be racing around Austin, solving clues, and trying to get to the finish line first!  One of the stops along the way is the Mary Lee Foundation.  Each team will be bringing 4 cans of food (1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 soup and 1 meat)  to our offices located at 1339 Lamar Square Dr. as a part of helping us replenish our Food Pantry.

The Great Urban Race is a wacky urban adventure.  Teams of two solve twelve clues, have a wild city adventure and complete fun challenges while discovering the city in a fresh way.
Last years event was an amazing success!  The Mary Lee Foundation Food Pantry counted over 900 cans of food that were brought to us by all the racers.

This year, the event organizers have said they are expecting an additional 50-60 teams to sign up for the Austin race.  This will mean we have a chance to collect well over 1000 cans of food!

Here are all the details about the race and this event:
Who – The Great Urban Race and the Mary Lee Foundation
What – A very fun and entertaining race
Where – Beautiful Austin Texas & the Mary Lee Foundation Greenbelt at 1339 Lamar Square Dr.
When – Saturday, March 27th, 2010  from 12:00p – 4:00p
Why –  To have fun and to support local charities.

Each team will donate 3 cans of food to our food pantry to help feed the low to very low income, the elderly, and the disabled persons of the Mary Lee Community.

This year I am asking all of our supporters to try and come by on race day and drop off a donation of their own.  You can bring cans of soup, vegetables, and fruits or drop off a cash donation so that Mary Lee can purchase the food from the Capital Area Food Bank.  Each dollar we spend buys us at least three dollars worth of food.

Thank you once again for your support of the Mary Lee Foundation and all that we do.
Hope to see you all there!

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