We Roll For Others

PHPC High School Youth Super Mario Racing Team: Alex “Luigi” Reinecke, Brad “King Boo” Kirch, Chandler “Princess Peach” Thurlow, Harry “Princess Daisy” Kirch and Philip “Mario” Sligar

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1, NIV)

A week ago, the High School Youth of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church participated for the first time in The Family Promise of Gwinnett County Bed Race and…unexpectedly won FIRST PLACE in the Youth Category as “The Super Mario Brothers & Sisters.” The 3rd Annual Bed Race, whose motto was “We Roll For Others” was an awesome event that raised more than $12,000 for Family Promise which seeks to lift families out of homeless and poverty for a lifetime.  Check out the coverage from The Gwinnett Daily Post: storyphoto gallery and video.

Here is a video I took of the 5-member team coming down the stretch against the Lawrenceville Presbyterian High School Youth “Bed Bugs” in the exciting final heat …

Many thanks to the all of the HS youth and adult advisers who helped assemble the bed, the church members who financially sponsored the youth’s entry in the race (all proceeds of which went to Family Promise) and the members who came out to cheer on their team!  And kudos to all of the other churches and organizations who participated in the race and event. With this much energy, we might just roll homelessness right on out of town!


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