Springfield’s Incredible Pizza Company Holding Silent Auction to Benefit Convoy of Hope

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“Running with Convoy” 5K run/walk kickoff event on Oct 19

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Springfield’s Incredible Pizza Company (SIPC) is partnering with Springfield, Mo., area retailers and holding a silent auction beginning October 9, 2012, to benefit Convoy of Hope and its mission to help people in need around the world. The silent auction will culminate in a kick-off event for Convoy of Hope’s “Running with Convoy” 5K run/walk on Friday, October 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at SIPC. “Running with Convoy” will take place the next morning, Saturday, October 20, at 9:00 a.m.

“We are extremely pleased and proud to partner with Convoy of Hope, a well-respected and trustworthy organization that shares our passion to feed the world,” says Rick Barsness, founder, America’s Incredible Pizza Company (AIPC). “AIPC has a strong history of dedication to the communities which we serve. This partnership allows us to extend our reach, make meaningful contributions, bring about positive changes and meet the needs of people not only in Springfield, but around the globe.“

Participating runners in the 5K run/walk can pick up their race information packets at SIPC. The event is also open to the general public. Items up for bid include the following and can be found here: Convoy Kick Off

  •     New Jon Boat with trolling motor from Bass Pro Shops!
  •     4 Silver Dollar City Tickets
  •     4 White Water Tickets
  •     4 Six Flags Tickets
  •     4 Showboat Branson Belle Tickets

The “Running with Convoy” 5K run/walk promises to be a unique running experience. At each kilometer, participants will take in the culture from each of the four regions that Convoy of Hope serves -- the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Each paid participant will receive a shirt, running bib, GPS tracking chip and a first-hand look at where their contribution is being used.

Registration for the event is $25.00. For more information on how to register, location and FAQs, visit: Running with Convoy

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Jeff Nene
Convoy of Hope / National Spokesperson
O-417.823.8998 Ext. 360
C-417.860.2196
jnene(at)convoyofhope(dot)org

Jeanne Hamilton
O-417.851.4424
C-417.860.5066
jhamilton(at)convoyofhope(dot)org
W-convoyofhope.org

Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.

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