Mayor’s Cup makes a mark on pre-K education
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Asher Redd
The Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup 5K for Pre-K hit the ground running Saturday morning.
Athletes from across the state came together in downtown Tuscaloosa ready to run and walk the 5K race hosted by the city as a fundraiser for the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.
“This is huge for our community and huge for the youth, and really what it is a fundraiser for them and just be able to give back to the community,” said Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Executive Director of Sports Stan Adams.
The race returned this year after two years away because of the COVID-19 pandemic and event organizers were excited to be back in action.
“Any time we can actually get the community involved and come out here to Government Plaza, and just kind see where their taxpayer dollars are going to and kind of helping our community, it’s a win-win for everybody,” Adams said.
Spectators were also excited to see what the city had to offer.
Since the event began in 2007, the event has raised more than $350,000 for the Tuscaloosa Pre-K initiative.