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MMS Charities

Athletes Making a Difference

MMS Charities (MMSC) is a 501c(3) charity that exists to serve the River Region and beyond by helping to sponsor, organize, and participate in athletic events with the goals of raising money for local and national charities and helping to promote health and fitness in our community.
 
With the motto of “Athletes Making a Difference”, MMS Charities has helped raise over $300,000 in the last four years for charities such as Child Protect, TREC International, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, KidOne Transport, YMCA Montgomery, Eat South, Joy to Life Foundation, Montgomery Food Bank and others. MMS Charities is run by a local Board of Directors comprised of local business men and women and also has a Student Board comprised of local high school students, all of whom share a passion for health and fitness and giving back to the community.
 Our Student Board of Directors is led by Sailor Miles, President and Jake Maddox, Vice President.  Isabella Rowland, Katelyn Stark, Annabel Starrett, Wells Rutland, & Jackson Hipp are the 2016-2017 Board Members.

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

JUBILEE RUN FOR CANCER RAISES $18,000 FOR RELAY FOR LIFE

Representatives from Relay for Life of the Montgomery area had more than 18,000 reasons to smile Tuesday as they received a check from the Jubilee Run For Cancer Committee.

The event raised $18,240.25 for Relay for Life, which is part of the American Cancer Society. The run committee and members of MMS Charities Student Board presented the donation at the Alfa Insurance home office in Montgomery June 2.

“We were shocked to see the donation amount when the check was unveiled,” said Jeannie Smith, community manager for Relay for Life. “This is tremendous, and we really appreciate how much work the run committee puts in every year to host such a wonderful Jubilee Run For Cancer. A donation like this means so much in the fight against this terrible disease.”

Funds will be used for several programs, including cancer research and the Hope Lodge in Birmingham, a facility for families of cancer patients who are receiving treatments.

Donations were made possible by local company sponsorships, registration fees and runners’ fundraising efforts. Alfa Insurance has sponsored the race since 2012, and Alfa Life Insurance Co. served as the presenting sponsor this year.

“Because cancer affects so many lives, we knew we wanted this event to be a rallying point for our community in the fight against cancer,” said run Chairman Kathy Wood, who works in Alfa’s Life Department. “This year’s event was the biggest yet, with increased participation and fundraising. We hope these funds can help find a cure for cancer and improve the lives of those afflicted with cancer.”

Since 2012, the Jubilee Run For Cancer has raised more than $36,000 for Relay for Life.

More information on the 2016 Jubilee Run For Cancer will be available at JubileeRun.org and on the Jubilee Run Facebook page.

Montgomery MultiSport provided race support for the Jubilee Run For Cancer, and MMS Charities assisted with financial responsibilities related to the run.

ATHLETES MAKING A DIFFERENCE

$25,000 RAISED BY YOU

Greg Miles and Mayor Strange present donations totaling $25,000 to Eat South, Red Cross, Child Protect and the MMSC Scholarship Foundation.

For 2016 Montgomery Multisport Charities was able to fund and award our first Senior Scholarships. $10,000 for Athletes that have made a Difference!
Pictured left to right. Jake Maddox (MMSC VP), Emma Moody, Devin Gilliam, Jack Barganier, Patrick Easley, Sailor Miles (MMSC President), and Mayor Strange.  Want your senior to get a shot at the 2017 awards? Stay tuned for details.  In addition we were able to donate $3000 to the American Red Cross and $1000 to Child Protect.