Family Promise of Martin County hosted its successful fourth annual Bed Races on Saturday, Oct 14. The event, attended by over 250 participants, including enthusiastic teams, sponsors, and vendors, reinforced the organization’s commitment to aiding families experiencing homelessness in Martin County.
The thrilling bed race featured 13 teams competing for the title of “Fastest Bed in Martin County” and other honors. Team Toby Overdorf claimed the fastest bed, with winners in other categories including First United Methodist of Hobe Sound for Best Theme, American Legion Post 62 and Auxiliary Unit 62 for Popular Vote, and Unity of Stuart for Highest Fundraising.
Generous sponsors actively supported the mission, not just financially but also by participating in the races. The event included bounce houses, face painting, a food truck, and vendor tables.
Madeleien Bozone-Greenwood, Executive Director of Family Promise of Martin County, expressed excitement about the event’s incredible turnout. The support from teams, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers was remarkable, emphasizing the event’s significance beyond bed racing. The day served as both community entertainment and a vital fundraiser, raising close to $35,000 for the organization’s programs providing shelter, meals, and comprehensive support to homeless families.
Family Promise of Martin County extends sincere gratitude to Allison Wigley, Bed Race Committee Chair, the committee, teams, sponsors, vendors, and attendees. Their support plays a crucial role in the ongoing success of the organization’s mission to end family homelessness in Martin County.