The foundation raised the funds with its eighth annual Bodies in Motion 5k, 10k and Fun Run on Nov. 10 in Warrenton. The event attracted about 300 runners and walkers. Participants’ registration fees and local businesses’ sponsorships form the pool of funds that the foundation distributed.
“It’s a really wonderful thing, when you get to see what it’s really all about,” Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center CEO Jeff Hollis said as he presented checks to the nonprofits Wednesday night. “We look forward to this event all year long and are so proud to play a small part in bettering the lives within our communities.”
The foundation donated funds to all the nonprofits that applied earlier this year. To qualify, organizations in the Fauquier/Culpeper/Gainesville must serve those communities.
Since 2012, Blue Ridge has given $270,000 to local nonprofils.
The organizations that received contributions during the reception Wednesday night, Dec. 4, at Alwygnton Manor in Warrenton:
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier
• Benevolence United
• Alex's Army
• Centre Performing Arts Company
• Culpeper County High School Athletics
• Community Touch
• Falcon Booster Club (soccer team) at Fauquier High School