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OPEN M hosting Walk for Kids

5/8/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

DOWNTOWN AKRON — OPEN M, an Akron-based, inner-city, faith-based mission, will have its 10th annual Walk for Kids fundraiser May 17 on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail behind the Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant, located at 510 S. Main St.

Walkers will convene at the starting point behind Spaghetti Warehouse and end at the OPEN M Neighborhood Center, located at 941 Princeton St. The goal is to raise $20,000 to support the overall OPEN M mission.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Walkers will be greeted by the Akron RubberDucks mascot Webster at the starting point and welcomed at OPEN M by Wheelie from the Akron Racers. There will be two trolleys transporting guests back to their vehicles after brunch and entertainment at the OPEN M facility.

Any walker who turns in a pledge envelope of $100 or more will receive an OPEN M T-shirt. Entertainment will include the music of The Calypso Gypsies, along with face painting and raffle prizes.

Walk teams are being formed. Anyone interested in walking should contact Missy Klein at 330-434-0110, ext. 418, or projects@openm.org to register. OPEN M also has corporate sponsorships available.

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