Abbie DeLoach Foundation Proud Sponsor of Annual Georgia Southern University Event
SAVANNAH, GA (September 29, 2021) – The Abbie DeLoach Foundation (ADF) is once again pleased to sponsor the annual True Blue 5K/Abbie’s Adventure Race event, held in partnership with Georgia Southern University (GSU) Campus Recreation and Intramurals. The event will be held during the school’s homecoming weekend festivities on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, which lead up to the spirited GSU football game.
Participants can sign up through Oct. 29, 2021, at 5 p.m. EDT, and select one of these paths:
- True Blue 5K Path: Show your Georgia Southern True Blue pride! Walk or run, this race is for anyone looking for a fun trek through the beautiful Georgia Southern Statesboro campus. This year’s race will include a virtual option, so you can participate from anywhere in the world, and a quarter-mile Kiddie Run.
- Abbie’s Adventure Race Path: This path puts a fun spin on the typical 5K race. It consists of a 5K course with various mental and physical challenges spread throughout (plan for mud and water). Walk or run, this race is for anyone looking for a unique and exciting way to participate in Georgia Southern homecoming events. Partner up or participate with a friend.
Registration costs between $20 and $30, and is open now. The Kiddie Run is free for children. T-shirts will be available to the first 300 registered participants.
In addition to celebrating Abbie’s love of football and doing fun things with friends, the event gives ADF the opportunity to give back. ADF is a sponsor, and it will donate $1,000 to the student organization (or the charity of its choice) that registers the largest number of participants.
“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Jimmy DeLoach Jr., Abbie’s dad and president and founder of ADF. “The True Blue 5K/Abbie’s Adventure Race gets our bodies out and moving, brings friends and alumni together, and honors Abbie’s good works and positive spirit.”
About the Abbie DeLoach Foundation
The Abbie DeLoach Foundation (ADF) is named for Savannah, Georgia, native Abbie DeLoach, who was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students tragically killed in a tractor-trailer collision on April 22, 2015. ADF was founded by Abbie’s father, Jimmy DeLoach Jr., in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. ADF has proudly presented nearly $1 million in scholarships reflecting the qualities that exemplified her life — a love of nursing, education, athleticism and world missions. ADF has awarded 28 medical scholarships and 12 student-athlete scholarships, funded 10 student service programs and enabled eight recipients to do world mission work. In addition, ADF has built an international home for women in Abbie’s name, with $90,000 invested to stop the exploitation of women. The mission of the foundation is to continue Abbie’s legacy of selfless service to others, generosity, academic and athletic achievement, and compassion for all. It is headquartered in Savannah. For more information, visit www.abbiedeloachfoundation.com.
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