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Poarch Band of Creek Indians sponsors 5k event

5K Event The Poarch Band of Creek Indians were proud title sponsors, along with Airbus, for the second annual 5k on the Runway event Sept. 12 at Brookley Field in Mobile.

Put together by the Mobile Airport Authority, the 5k race and 1 mile fun run/walk was a benefit event for Doyle Park, an overgrown 24-acre space adjacent to Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.

Muskogee Technology was a represented vendor at the event, with a booth set up with information materials and giveaway items about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Muskogee Tech. Vendors from many other organizations also were on hand, as well as food and game vendors for children of all ages.

Muskogee Technology’s Director of Marketing Mal McGhee was the spokesman for the Tribe and using the police radio from a squad car, got the crowd ready before the race.

“On behalf of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, we are proud to help sponsor this event. The proceeds will go to the Doyle Park project, which will benefit kids and families for years to come,” McGhee said.

According to the website about the renovations, “Doyle Park’s transformation will see the addition of amenities such as athletic fields, a playground, walking trail, splash park and event pavilions. The project also calls for the addition of observation terraces that will provide families with an unmatched vantage point to watch flights by the passenger jets produced at the Airbus A320 Family Assembly Line at the Aeroplex.” A miracle league field for handicap players also is planned.

A live band ended the festivities at the post race after-party as participants and guests milled about the area mingling with friends and talking with company representatives at each station.

By Jen Peake
CIEDA Marketing Specialist

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