UNCF New Jersey 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run For Education is September 22nd

Sep 7, 2018

UNCF's Ngozi Emenyeonu and long-time educator and coach Karl Towns of the KAT Team Foundation at WBGO
Credit Doug Doyle for WBGO

A big fundraiser for UNCF on Saturday, September 22nd at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield. It’s the first annual UNCF New Jersey 5K Walk/Run for Education in partnership with the KAT Team foundation.

Joining WBGO Journal host Doug Doyle in the studio was UNCF Development Director Ngozi Emenyeonu and Karl Towns, long-time educator and coach who runs the KAT Team Foundation.  Karl is the father of NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves who will be attending the event.

Karl-Anthony Towns plays for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves
Credit KAT Team Foundation

KAT Team's mission is to create a scholarship fund for young adults throughout the United States and increase literacy in underserved communities. 

Karl Towns currently serves as President of the Board for KAT Team. Karl has been an avid supporter and champion of children for over 30 years. Prior to founding Kat Team, Karl worked with autistic and special needs children at Piscataway Regional Day School for approximately eight years.

Another big sports name will be on hand for the Walk/Run for Education.  The chairman of the fundraisers is former New York Giants defensive end and Super Bowl Champion George Martin.

This is how the 5k Walk/Run works.  Individuals can recruit co-workers family members and friends and corporations and organizations can sponsor, underwrite and create teams to raise much needed funds for UNCF. 

September 22nd will be the first annual New Jersey 5K Walk/Run For Education
Credit UNCF

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.

For information about Walk/Run fundraiser you can go to uncf.org/newjerseywalk to register, sponsor or donate.

Click above to hear the entire interview with Ngozi Emenyeonu and Karl Towns.