Two local men, Paul Collins and Brent Sanford plan to embark on a 234-mile journey run through South Central Kentucky officially named the SOKY Circuit 230. Collins and Sanford will pass through all ten counties in the South Central Kentucky region. The purpose of this lengthy journey is to bring community awareness to the Family Enrichment Center programs and services that help the children and families in our region.
For Sanford, connecting this impressive run with Family Enrichment Center was a work of heart. Sanford and his wife, Angela have been foster parents since 2017 and involved with Family Enrichment Center since 2012.
“I see the benefits that Family Enrichment Center provides and have tried to increase my own support over the years with as much time and effort as I can. My hope is for others to see the need that is out there and do what they can to support children and families,” said Sanford.
The SOKY Circuit 230 comes at a great time for Family Enrichment Center as it gears up for November National Adoption Awareness Month. Denise Lambrianou, an adoptive parent and Adoption Resource Program Coordinator for Family Enrichment Center, helps families and individuals interested in foster and adoption receive the training and resources needed to begin their journey.
“We encourage our friends and neighbors to open their hearts and homes to demonstrate in a special way the unconditional love that only families can provide to the 163 children and youth who are still waiting for the family they deserve,” said Lambrianou.
Collins and Sanford will begin their journey at Fountain Square Park in downtown Bowling Green on October 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Fountain Square Park will also serve as the finish line as the two complete the round trip on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Collins and Sanford will pass through Community members can follow along with the runners through The SOKY Circuit Facebook page and website, www.thesokycircuit.com. Supporters are encouraged to cheer on the pair as they pass through the town square of each county.
Donations to support the Family Enrichment Center and its programs can me made online by visiting www.familyenrichmentcenter.com.
Family Enrichment Center was founded in 1977 in Bowling Green, Kentucky by a small group of concerned citizens who wanted to raise community awareness and prevent child abuse. For four decades Family Enrichment Center has worked to empower families and prevent child abuse due to the kindness and generous support from South Central Kentucky.