BOOK IT FOR BOOKS 5K/ONE-MILE FUN RUN October 28, 2023
Book It For Books is RIF of NOVA's biannual fund- and fun-raiser! And it's back! The date: October 28, 2023. Book It is an in-person event at Bluemont Park in Arlington, Virginia. There is also a virtual option. If you live far away but still want to support NOVA RIF and the kids we serve, you can choose the virtual option and run or walk anywhere you want! And...you can sign up to run or walk right now! Click here for the link!
Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester Street, Arlington, VA 22203 (Note: The race start is across the field from the tennis courts. Parking is available near the race start and on the streets nearby.)
Why do we host a biannual 5K/One-Mile Run/Walk? As an organization, this is how we fund the majority of book purchases for the children we serve. We have no other funding sources other than what we raise through the biannual Book It For Books, an online fund-raising campaign held during the in-between years, and grants from generous businesses, foundations, and individuals.
Books change lives! According to a U.S. Department of Education survey published on the Scholastic website, nearly two-thirds of low-income families they studied owned no books for their children. Does this matter? YES! The survey continues: “The only behavior measure that correlates significantly with reading scores is the number of books in the home.” Fortunately, RIF of NOVA's goal is to provide books to vulnerable children. With your Book It For Books sponsorships and donations, we can continue to provide books to over 20,000 children in Northern Virginia.
YOU! We are looking for sponsors and donors to help us with Book It! Below, please find sponsorship levels and benefits for sponsoring at each level.
Are you a possible sponsor, helping to put needed books into the hands of deserving children in Northern Virginia? We HOPE so! Our full sponsorship packet is viewable below, along with a PDF version that can be downloaded and printed. Sign up electronically by clicking here. Or send a check to our address:
RIF of NOVA 5K Run Treasurer
2408 Gretter Place
Alexandria, VA 22311
Please register by Friday, September 15, 2023 if you would like to be included as an event sponsor on race day t-shirts and other promotional materials.
Please register to walk or run by Friday, October 13, 2023 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.
NEED MORE INFO?
Please contact us at: email@example.com, and we will get back to you pronto! As soon as you sign on, we will feature your name/your company's name in all our media (dependent on sponsorship level)! Thank you!