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#WakeArmy Happenings for Week of 8/21/17

Here is some of what's happening this week at The Salvation Army of Wake County. Please also keep these events in mind this week as some of these events benefit the community through The Salvation Army of Wake County:

The Salvation Army of Wake County hosts John Wall, Foundation with successful event

The Salvation Army of Wake County’s Community Center hosted Raleigh native and four-time NBA All-Star John Wall and the John Wall Family Foundation Back to School Field Day on Saturday, August 19. This was the fourth year of the event in Raleigh and the first year that SAWC and JWFF partnered to host the event.

The field day featured interactive activities, games, vendors, music, and giveaways. Two hundred fifty students from grades first through eighth received backpacks filled with school supplies such as pencils, notebooks, folders, and t-shirts courtesy of the John Wall Family Foundation. John Wall personally placed the book bags on each child’s backs.

“It’s great, it’s an honor,” said Wall of the fourth annual event which takes place in Washington, DC and Raleigh and was held for the first time at SAWC. “A lot of people give back but don’t give their time also. The kids get to see you and you interact with them and it puts smiles on their faces. That’s the most important thing because I never had that growing up.

“God put me in a situation where I’m able to play the game that I love on the highest level and am able to take care of my family and am able to take care of other families and make those people a part of my family through my foundation.”

The event went very smoothly and there are plans underway for both organizations to partner again to assist those in need in the Raleigh/Wake County community.

Having just completed his seventh season in the NBA, all with the Washington Wizards, Wall had arguable the best season of his career, averaging career highs in points per game (23.1), assists per game (10.7) and steals (2.0), while being named All-NBA Third Team. He helped lead the Wizards to within a game of the Eastern Conference Finals, with Washington falling to Boston in Game 7 of the second round of the playoffs.

Check out photos from the day by visiting our Facebook and Instagram pages.

You're not to late for MOST Amazing Race
There is still time for you to sign up for MOST Amazing Race Raleigh which it taking place this Saturday, August 26. This will be just like the TV show The Amazing Race, perhaps even better! You can do good and have fun at the same time by participating in the race. Please pre-register by logging onto www.mostamazingraceraleigh.com We will begin at the Community Center, 902 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604, at 10:00 a.m.. Register now or if you want to help but aren't able to run, give an assist to one of the other teams that are registered. Again visit MOST Amazing Race Website.

Below is more information about the event, or if you would like more information, please contact us at 919-390-6732

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