The Davie Community Foundation’s Annual 5K “Popsicle” run is the inspiration for the cover of the July 2013 Reader’s Digest.
Reason Number 28: “We Tell Cold Weather to Take a Hike. The Popsicle 5K in Davie County, North Carolina, an annual fundraiser for local youth projects, lives up to its chilly name. The race is held in February, and festivities include an ice-pop eating contest called the Brain Freeze Challenge.”
Empowering the Young People of Davie County
All proceeds from the Popsicle Run support youth-led projects in Davie County! Organized under the Davie Community Foundation, the SURF (Students Understanding Real Futures) Board is a youth grant making organization for high school aged youth in Davie County. Each year SURF hosts a fundraiser to raise money to grant out in the spring. The proceeds from the Popsicle Run empower young people by supporting their projects through grants from SURF.
The 2013 Popsicle 5K Run raised $4,000 for youth led projects
One of the youth projects funded by the Popsicle 5K for 2012 was the purchase of video editing equipment for the Davie County Young Filmmakers. Enjoy the video below covering the 2013 5K Popsicle Run. The video was produced by the Davie County Young Filmmakers.
Funding for Your Youth Led Project
Does your school club have a service project idea, but lack money to get it started? Are you involved in a church youth group that could use a grant to fund an outreach project? You may be eligible for funding from the S.U.R.F. Board Youth Grantmakers.
S.U.R.F. (Students Understanding Real Futures) Board Youth Grantmakers
The SURF Board Youth Grantmakers, organized under the Davie Community Foundation, are a group of 18 high school students who wish to better the lives of Davie County young people by raising money and awarding grants to support youth-led projects.
Projects selected for grant awards must:
• Address general issues that impact the youth of Davie County.
• Involve at least two youth in planning & carrying out the project.
• Have an adult ally (21 or older)
How to Apply for a Grant
Download the grant application or pick up an application from the Davie Community Foundation at 194 Wilkesboro Street in Mocksville.
Davie Community Foundation
Davie County Students Raising Money & Awarding Grants
Second Annual “Popsicle 5K Run” This Weekend in Davie County
Popsicle 5K ~ $4,000 Rasied for Davie County Youth Led Projects!