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March 2, 2017

Over 750 Expected at March 4th Kilwins Ice Cream-Themed Road Race to Raise Money for Children With Hearing Loss


March 2, 2017—(Jacksonville, FL)—This Saturday, March 4, more than 750 participants and supporters are expected to gather at the 5th Annual Kilwins Ice Cream Run at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL. Hosted by Kilwins Jacksonville, a gourmet ice cream shop, the event will benefit children with hearing loss who are learning to listen and talk at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.

This year’s race will feature the crowning of Florida’s first-ever Ice Cream Royal Court—which will consist of an Ice Cream King, Queen, Prince and Princess. Each member of the Royal Court will receive a one-of-a-kind custom-designed crown, a plaque and supreme bragging rights for their yearlong reign. In addition, the overall top individual fundraiser from the Kilwins Ice Cream Royal Court will receive two round-trip tickets from JetBlue.

Participants will also enjoy the hugely popular Kiddie Dash, in which Clarke Jacksonville preschoolers give it their all in a 100-yard dash. These 30 students conduct their own fundraising drive by reaching out to family, friends and the community to sponsor their adorable and very entertaining participation in the Kiddie Dash.

“We’re just thrilled to see all the support and enthusiasm leading up to this year’s Kilwins Ice Cream Run,” noted Cynthia Robinson, Director of Clarke Jacksonville. “Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, registrants and donors, this event will help us raise awareness about the work we do at Clarke—teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk, just like their peers with typical hearing—and raise funds to allow us to bring these life-changing services to more children with hearing loss in the Jacksonville area.”

If you haven’t signed up to run or walk, you’re still welcome to come out to enjoy this family-friendly day, with vendors, giveaways and all-you-can-eat gourmet Kilwins ice cream at the finish line. A $5 donation suggested. To learn more about the Kilwins Ice Cream Run, visit clarkeschools.org/icecreamrun.