In true #WOOHOOWednesday fashion, we awarded the Charleston Youth Marathon® t-shirt design contest winners their prizes. We can’t wait to see the winning design featured on the 2020 Charleston Youth Marathon® t-shirt!
Engaging Creative Minds representatives (from left), Dave Smith, Art Powers, Andrew McGlaughon and Robin Berlinsky present Alex Eastman, 6th grade, Buist Academy, her first place award, including a check for $100. Eastman’s design will also be featured on the 2020 Charleston Youth Marathon® t-shirt.
Engaging Creative Minds representatives, Art Powers (left), Andrew McGlaughon (center) and Robin Berlinsky (right), hand Louise Martin, 6th grade, Buist Academy, her $50 check for placing second in the Charleston Youth Marathon® t-shirt design contest.
Engaging Creative Minds representatives (center), Dave Smith and Art Powers pose with Aysha Bowens, Burke High School (center) after she receives her third place award in the Charleston Youth Marathon® t-shirt design contest.
Engaging Creative Minds (ECM), a local educational nonprofit that promotes Arts Integration in area schools, traveled to Buist Academy and Burke High School, to surprise the O2 Fitness Charleston Youth Marathon® t-shirt design contest winners.
The first-place winner, Alex Eastman, 6th grade, Buist Academy, received a check for $100 and their design will be featured on the Youth Marathon® t-shirt. Second place winner, Louise Martin, 6th grade, Buist Academy, received a check for $50 and third place winner, Aysha Bowens, Burke High School, received a check for $25.
As in years past, the official charitable partner for the O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon® race is ECM, an educational non-profit that provides Arts Integration programming in local schools as well as their national award-winning Summer STEAM Institute®. ECM partners with local artists and art organizations to provide unique educational programming for Kindergarten through 8th grade. This year they are in 22 schools across Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties and will impact over 10,000 students. In addition to supporting ECM programs, the Charleston Marathon® also distributes grants to local schools and classrooms through funds received from the race.
In its 10th year, the O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon® is expected to see continued growth in its participation numbers. Starting in downtown Charleston (full and half marathons) and North Charleston (Shrimp & Grits 5K® and Youth Marathon®), all four races will finish at Riverfront Park, the site of the post-race celebration.