Proceeds from triathlon presented to Soul Food Cafe

The First Security Conway Kids Triathlon recently donated $750 to Soul Food Café as a result of the proceeds from the annual children’s event.

The 18th annual First Security Conway Kids’ Triathlon was held in August and was “an amazing success,” according to director Heather Kendrick.

“We had 231 athletes cross the finish line,” she said. “They endured the extreme heat to swim, bike and run their way to victory. We are so thankful to all our sponsors, and our volunteers who made it a great day.”

First Security Bank was once again the title sponsor. “As always, First Security grilled hot dogs and had food for the athletes at the finish line,” she said. “We also had sno-cones and popcorn thanks to Central Events. There was lots of other post event fun too, including bounce houses and music.”

The Ride, the presenting sponsor for the event, gave away four new bikes.

The triathlon is supported by the Conway Running Club and emphasizes health, self-esteem, self-confidence and fun in a safe, family-friendly environment.

“Our board remains passionate about this event that signifies the importance of fitness beginning for kids at a young age and being a family affair. When these kids cross that finish line they know this is a milestone accomplishment for them. This is something big that we hope they will remember and want to continue striving for.”

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