Give And Get Fit With Rhonda Walker Foundation

Give And Get Fit With Rhonda Walker Foundation

Detroit, Michigan, – The Agents of Hope Health and Fitness Team participated in the 5K Run at the Rhonda Walker Foundation’s annual Give and Get Fit 5K Run, Walk and 10K Race on Sunday, July 27, 2014, along the Detroit Riverfront at Rivard Plaza located at 1340 East Atwater, Detroit, Michigan.

Now in its fourth year, over 400 health conscious participants ran, walked and raced along Detroit’s Riverwalk, the Dequindre Cut Greenway path and downtown neighborhoods in support of the Rhonda Walker Foundation’s Girls into Woman programs – a five-year program for teen girls starting in the 8th grade and continuing until they graduate from high school. Over that five-year period the girls meet monthly for workshops, seminars, retreats, field trips and camps that focus on career and personal development. In addition, every girl is paired with an adult mentor.

The Agents of Hope team was award the “Team Spirit” Award for great collaboration, motivation and team support. Robert Gunn won the overall 5K Run for the Agents of Hope team and Ada Jones won in the women 30s age group. The participating Agents of Hope team members are: Shola Salako, Ada Jones, Olawale Anifowoshe, Robert Gunn, Yewanke Oke and Jayla Jones.

“What an exciting fitness and health event for Detroit! I am so proud of the Agents of Hope team and the motivation for everyone…let’s continue to give hope,” said Shola Salako, Agents of Hope’s founder.

The overall winners for the Rhonda Walker Give and Get Fit 5K Run and 10K Race – for the women include Blaire J. (5K time 20:48.6) and Andrea Brisson (10K time 42:06.4); and for the men Robert Gunn/Agents of Hope (5K time 18:17.0) and Jonathan Tate (10K time 41:39.6).

The Rhonda Walker Foundation was founded in 2003 and since then, 100 percent of its teens that have completed the five-year Girls into Women program graduate from high school and enroll in college and 95% percent of these students attend Detroit Public Schools where the graduation rate is far lower. It’s mission and work to empower inner city teen girls towards becoming strong, confident, successful, and moral future leaders continues with a bright future ahead.

Agents of Hope is a proud supporter of the Rhonda Walker Foundation. For more information on the Rhonda Walker Foundation please visit online at www.RhondWalkerFoundation.org or call (800) 652-2989.

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