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Recapping our First Annual Run Toward Sustainability

On Saturday, as we finished our First Annual Run Toward Sustainability, the heavens smiled on us for the second time this month (i.e. Butterfly Release) by holding off the rain and bringing out the sunshine.

Participants received a bit of an education as they trekked the 5K plus (for some) through the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, with education stations, built by UGA Dept. of Sustainability and placed along the way to promote ways to live more sustainably.  At the finish line, runners received a Klean Kanteen water bottle in a Bag The Bag grocery tote to remind them to carry the message forward as they reduce the amount of plastic used on a daily basis.  Winners of the run received Tread for Good sandals, garden memberships, and bags of locally grown produce from the UGArden.

We were honored by each and every one of our sponsors, who generously came forward to support the run.  We had an amazing turnout of 150 participants (in spite of threatening thunderstorms), who greeted each other with hugs, encouraged one another along the way, and celebrated together as they crossed the finish line.

Some of you may have noticed that Small Dreams Foundation has adopted a new tagline, inspired by the example that Brittney set for us in her life.  We hope that the run inspired all of you to:

Live Sustainably. Support Locally. Love Deeply. 

In the words of Rose Kennedy, “Time does not heal all wounds.”

But love … that is what sustains us, and gives us the strength to go on. From the bottom of our hearts, to the very generous hearts of all of you, thanks for sustaining, supporting, and loving us deeply.

Sponsors

  • 22Squared
  • Aromas
  • Brick Store Pub
  • Expert Technical Solutions
  • Fresh Bikes
  • GOCOM Media
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Kevin & Kimberly Caille
  • Leon’s Full Service
  • New Uniform Design
  • Pitts Media
  • The Salinas Family
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity
  • The Square Pub
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • Sweet Grass Dairy
  • Terrapin
  • Tread for Good
  • UGA Department of Sustainability

Contributors

  • ACC Recycling
  • ACC Water Conservancy
  • Bag the Bag
  • Fresh Market
  • Kleen Kanteen
  • Let US Compost

Small Dreams Butterfly Release with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The Small Dreams Foundation is partnering with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Scottish Rite for a Butterfly Release on April 28, 2013 in the Strong4Life Teaching Garden at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  The Strong4Life Teaching Garden is an organic garden built by Farmer D Organics as a place where patients and their families can go to relax and learn about nutrition, the environment, and gardening. All proceeds from the release will go directly toward the Children’s Child Life Garden Activity Fund established in memory of Brittney Watts.

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Strong4Life Teaching Garden and Frog Pond

Click here for information on how to register for this special event.

Save the Date! Small Dreams Foundation Spring 2013 Fundraiser Run | May 18, 2013

The Small Dreams Foundation Spring Fundraising Run will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, GA. Please save the date and check back for registration and event details!

2012 Knee Knacker Trail Run

On Friday, July 14th, Dustin and Terri Watts completed a grueling, 30 mile race in the mountains of North Vancouver to raise money to help kick-start the Small Dreams Foundation.

Dustin and Terri Watts are going international in an effort to raise money for Small Dreams Foundation!
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