Textbook Painting Supports Habitat for Humanity at “See Spot Run”
Despite the unseasonably cold weather, 350 people showed up bright and early Saturday morning on the Middle Tennessee State campus to help support Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds new homes and reconstructs old homes around the community in an attempt to “Build Better Lives.” Habitat plans on building 40 new homes in 2012 around Nashville and looks to the community for help in supporting their cause.
The 7th annual “See Spot Run” 5k was hosted by Simga PI, a fraternity at MTSU. Their idea was to get man’s best friend involved in the fun as well. Along with the 350 supporting participants, 175 dogs ran with their owners in the race. Dogs of all shapes and sizes showed up for the event tails-a-wagging ready to run with their owners. “I always enjoy seeing people come out and race with their dogs because it creates a very friendly atmosphere for people in the community,” says Nathan DelPriore Sigma Pi Brother and Branch Manager of Textbook Painting.
“This year I was able to both volunteer and help sponsor the event as a branch manager of Textbook Painting. We donated some money to set up a booth and gave out free dog treats to raise awareness to homeowners that we’d be working in the area this summer. I think our mascot ate most of the treats but he saved some for the other dogs,” adds Del Priore. Along with Nathan, Jordan Daniel (Branch Manager Murfreesboro) and David Giarrizzo (General Manager) added help from Textbook Painting as well. “It was great to be able to give back to such a good cause,” says Jordan. “It feels good knowing you are making an impact on your community.”
The event ended with rewards as hard hats, hammers, and paint brushes were given out to first, second, and third place finishers in the respective categories. If you are interested in giving back to the community and want to help out Habitat for Humanity, visit their website at: http://www.habitatnashville.org/. If you are looking for a free estimate from a local student manager from Textbook Painting, visit their website at:http://www.textbookpainting.com.