Maggiano’s Little Italy will host its second annual Father’s Day 5K at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham on Sunday, June 15. All proceeds generated from the run/walk event will benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. The event begins with a 1-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. A 100-yard dash for kids will take place at the conclusion of the 5K.
“Our staff and sponsors truly enjoy being a part of the Father’s Day 5K experience,” said Todd Crisson, General Manager at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Durham. “The idea of gathering families to honor their fathers, while recognizing local children who have received their wish through our support of Make-A-Wish, is something that we want to continue to build.”
From April 24 to July 2, 2014, all Maggiano’s restaurants across the country will encourage their customers to “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish” to help raise money for Make-A-Wish. Since the program’s inception in 2004, Maggiano’s has donated more than $3.7 million to Make-A-Wish. During the 2013 campaign, Maggiano’s donated $720,000 and hosted more than 101 wish enhancement parties and fundraisers in-restaurant.