More than 600 pounds of PB&J donated at inaugural fun run event

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Nearly 150 children took part in the George I. Theisen YMCAs inaugural Peanut Butter and Jelly Kids Fun Run, held Friday at Travelers Rest United Methodist Church.

A new event organized by YMCA volunteers as a part of the Y's new Togetherhood Initiative, kids ages one and up ran in age-appropriate races of varying lengths with the cost for entrance being one jar of peanut butter and one jar of jelly.

Organizers said that, in all, more than 600 pounds of PB&J was collected at the event, all of which was donated to the North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry.

"It was great to see our YMCA members and the children in our community come together to support a great organization in Travelers Rest," said GIT YMCA Executive Director Zack Hall.

Togetherhood is the Y's new signature program for social responsibility. This program invites Y members to lead and participate in volunteer service projects that benefit the communities where they live. To learn more, click here.