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Zydeco Marathon names Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana beneficiary

By November 29, 2016 No Comments

2017 Zydeco Marathon & Half names Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana beneficiary of the 4th annual race & opens up participant fundraising.

Lafayette, LA – Zydeco Marathon is excited to announce we are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana as the beneficiary of the 2017 Zydeco Marathon.

Since 2014, Zydeco Marathon has donated over $40,000 to organizations in Acadiana. This year, race participants can elect to raise funds online for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana and earn special incentives. The fundraising goal for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana this year is $30,000. When runners register online, they can now select the option to “Run for Kids’ Sake”. A custom fundraising page will be generated that can be shared with friends, family members, and coworkers who can contribute directly to this incredible organization. Incentives include free registration, special apparel items, and free hotel nights on race weekend. For more information, visit our website at www.zydecomarathon.com/charity.

Participants & Spectators also have the option to make a one-time donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana by going to https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/LA/Lafayette/ZydecoMarathon.

Zydeco Marathon & Half is a USA Track and Field sanctioned and certified running event held in Lafayette, LA. Every March, runners from come from across the US and around the globe to participate in a first class race in the heart of Acadiana. Race weekend starts with the Zydeco Health and Fitness Expo and ends with the original Finish Line Festival featuring live Zydeco music and world famous Cajun cuisine.

Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever. Over eighty-one percent of the children they serve in the Lafayette area reside in low to moderate income households, the majority of which are single-parent homes. It takes about $1,200 to support one match for one child annually and the agency operates solely on donations and grant-type funding. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana currently serves over 100 children in the Acadiana area and hopes to grow those numbers in 2017.