ARISE to show support

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The Alliance for Recognition of Innovation in School Excellence (ARISE) Foundation is planning to have a morning of races on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Smiths Station Junior High School/Freshman Center track field (1100 Lee Road 298, Smiths, AL 36877) to raise money for the teachers and students of Lee County Schools.  The ARISE Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to enhance the educational opportunities offered each child by the Lee County School System of Alabama.

The ARISE Foundation’s primary function is to raise funds for the purpose of awarding grants to Lee County teachers exhibiting excellence in education.  Lee County Schools cannot do this without  you. It needs its community’s support!

The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. Central/9:00 a.m. Eastern with the one mile beginning at 9:00 a.m. Central/10:00 a.m. Eastern.  If received by Friday, Feb. 1, the cost will be $20 for one race, $30 for two races, and $40 for three races (there is a 10.16K bonus run and one must sign up for the 5K to be eligible).

After February 1, one race will be $25, two races will be $40, and three races will be $50.  For a family rate, contact Roger Keel at 334-524-2884 or  Each registration comes with an “ARISE and Run” t-shirt to show support for Lee County Schools.  There will also be top female and male awards in both the 5K and the one mile, which will accumulate to over 100 awards.

Additionally, if you would be interested in sponsoring the ARISE Foundation, we would welcome your support.  The race t-shirts provided to each participant will have the sponsors listed on the back of each shirt.  This will give the sponsors the opportunity to have their names seen each time the shirt is worn.  We will also recognize each sponsor for making the event possible.  We will also give a shirt to each of our sponsors.  If this is something you would be interested in, we would need the sponsorship in by Wednesday, January 30.  The following levels are available for your support:

•Bronze Sponsors – $100 to $500

•Silver Sponsors – $500 to $1,000

•Gold Sponsors – $1,000 and above

If you have any questions regarding the race itself, would like a registration form, or would like more information on becoming a sponsor, contact or Roger Keel at 334-524-2884 or  The sponsorship can be mailed to P.O. Box 545, Smiths Station, Alabama, 36877.