TDOC Inaugural 5K Raises Funds For Mentors
NASHVILLE – More than 140 people joined the Tennessee Department of Correction for the first ever 5K Run/Walk to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event, held on the grounds of the historic Tennessee State Prison, consisted of a 5K run and a 1.5 mile walk and helped raise hundreds of dollars to support mentors for children of incarcerated parents.
“Organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters have been working for more than 100 years providing outstanding support for volunteers and connecting them with children who need a mentor. Those volunteers have tremendous impact on changing lives and reducing the need for more prison space,” Commissioner Derrick Schofield said.
“Mentoring young children, especially those who have parents in prison, is one of the most important ways to impact their lives in a positive way and point them in the right direction,” Carlyle Carroll, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee said. “We are grateful for the support of the Department of Correction and its employees who work and volunteer to enhance public safety in our state.”