Conway Kids Triathlon on Aug. 11

The 21st Annual Conway Kids Triathlon, presented by First Security Bank, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Hendrix College.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Soul Food Café Mission, a critical mission to the Conway community. The goal is to donate $12,000 again this year.

Community Connections, a non-profit organization in Central Arkansas providing extra-curricular activities for children with special needs and support for their families, will organize a “special needs division” for the Conway Kids Tri again this year. For more information on this division, visit

Additionally, Paws at the Net guests and players will have the opportunity to meet a few of CARE’s adoptable dogs.

“We invite you to have a ‘ball for a good cause while supporting CARE’s mission to rescue and rehome cats and dogs in need,” said CARE Executive Director Ashley Younger, who added that the tournament is always an “ace” for animal rescue. “Each year, the Arkansas tennis community comes together to play great matches while helping CARE ‘serve up’ homes for pets in need.”

CARE’s mission is to conduct animal rescue by providing medical care to and placing animals facing impending euthanasia into foster and permanent homes, increase awareness for the need to sterilize pets in order to reduce overpopulation, and work with and advise animal shelters in central Arkansas on animal-welfare issues.

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