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Infinger to run for Children's Fund

Commissioner ready for half in Savannah Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

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POSTED: October 31, 2012 11:20 a.m.
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Bryan County District 4 Commissioner Carter Infinger runs Saturday in the first annual Pembroke Spooktacular 5K. Infinger will run the half-marathon portion of the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Nov. 3 to benefit the Bryan County Children’s Fund.

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Thousands of people will line the streets of Savannah on Saturday as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon rolls through the Hostess City, and Bryan County residents can expect at least one familiar face to be in the crowd.
Bryan County Commissioner Carter Infinger will lace up his running shoes Saturday morning to run the half-marathon portion of the race. But Infinger, who has been training for about 10 weeks now, isn’t just running for the exercise. He is running for to raise money for a local cause — the Bryan County Children’s Fund.
“It’s an opportunity to get some exercise and exercise for a good cause by giving back to our community,” Infinger said.
The Bryan County Children’s Fund is a Christmas gift collection held each year by Bryan County Family Connection. Needy families and children in Bryan County benefit from the cause, which provides Christmas gifts like toys, clothes and more to those who may not otherwise get a visit from Santa.
Infinger said he hopes to raise at least $1,000 for the cause. That might not seem like a lot, he said, but every little bit helps.
“Even though (the marathon) isn’t in our community, I still hope folks would donate because we are fortunate in Bryan County. But there are some folks that aren’t,” he said. “It’s always nice to help out those less fortunate in the community. That’s why I don’t mind helping out for a good cause.”
Wendy Sims, BCFC director, said she was thrilled when Infinger approached her about helping.
“We’re super excited, obviously, because the more money we have, the more children we can help,” she said. “He approached me several months ago. We’ve been working together and I really think it’ll draw a little more attention from different avenues to the Children’s Fund.”
Residents can donate to help Infinger reach his goal by visiting http://www.gafcp.org/fcnetwork/bryan and clicking on the PayPal link.
Sims added applications from families in need are still being accepted for the Children’s Fund at the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department locations in North and South Bryan.
The Good Ol’ Boys – John Stevens Santa Scramble golf tournament also helps benefit the Children’s Fund. This year’s tournament is Nov. 9 at Sterling Links Golf Club in Richmond Hill. For more information, call Dick Brockhoff at 704-3280.

 

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