The Florida Center Named Charity Partner for The Color Vibe 5K-April 1st, 2017


Color Vibe 5K Comes to Lakewood Ranch on April 1 to Benefit Local Charity

March 2, 2017 (Sarasota, FL) The Color Vibe 5K, a non-competitive “fun run”, is bringing its color-throwing stations to the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch on April 1 to benefit The Florida Center for Early Childhood.

More than 1 million people have participated in the Color Vibe, making it the nation’s second-largest color run. The Lakewood Ranch event, slated for April 1 at 9 a.m., is expected to draw close to 2,000 people who will be splashed head-to-toe in bright, safe and biodegradable chalk.

“The Color Vibe is a great event for families, and so much fun! We are excited to be this year’s charity partner and hope everyone will come out for a great cause,” said Kathryn Shea, CEO of The Florida Center, a local nonprofit serving at-risk children and their families in Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee and DeSoto/Hardee counties.

Participants are encouraged to run or walk the course, which ends with a “Color Vibe Party” with a DJ.  Children 12 and under can register for free. Special pricing can be found for adults at  www.thecolorvibe.com. The Lakewood Ranch Premier Sports Campus is located at 14400 Covenant Way. For more information contact Kaitlyn Kramer at 941-371-8820 X 1025.

The Florida Center for Early Childhood has been serving our community’s children and families for more than 35 years and is a nationally-accredited, community-based agency that provides early childhood education, developmental therapies, mental health therapy, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders diagnostic and intervention services, training, and home-based child abuse prevention services. For more information about The Florida Center visit www.thefloridacenter.org