Today, WGNS' Scott Walker interviewed Stephanie Roach with the Murfreesboro City Schools Foundation and Larry Maples, Race Coordinator for the Murfreesboro 9/11 Heroes Run, which combined forces with the annual Back to School Dash. The upcoming run/walk will raise funds and awareness for our unsung heroes and create a run experience like no other in the area. The event will not only benefit the City Schools Foundation, but also the Travis Manion Foundation. The annual event will be held on September 10, 2022.
Registration is open: https://911heroesrunmurfreesborotn.itsyourrace.com/register/.
About Travis Manion Foundation
The Travis Manion Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to empowering our nation’s veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1st Lt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper, and the character of our nation’s heroes live on in the next generation.
About the City Schools Foundation
The organization benefits Murfreesboro City Schools’ 9,000 plus pre-K through 6th-grade students and serves as a venue for other foundations and corporations to make significant contributions that can impact the school system as a whole. The intent is to bring local resources to bear on local needs. The group was chartered in 2005.
The Foundation’s goals are to boost the school system’s financial support in the areas of science and math, academic competition and excellence among students, and to address financial parity in all schools.