The AVIXA Foundation will host its first-ever 5K Walk/Run at InfoComm 2019 on Friday, June 14 in Orlando, Fla. Proceeds from the 5K will go toward fulfilling the AVIXA Foundation‘s mission of attracting and developing students for careers in AV. You can register here.
The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focused on cultivating a growing workforce on behalf of AVIXA. A new strategic plan developed by the AVIXA Foundation board focuses on communicating the career opportunities available in the AV industry, providing students with training to enable them to get their first job, and then connecting them with jobs in the AV industry.
The 5K Walk/Run will kick off Friday morning before the show floor opens at the North/South building of the Orange County Convention Center. The top three women and top three men for best race times will receive awards. In addition, groups of five or more individuals can register as a team and compete for the Best Team Spirit Award.
“InfoComm is such a great time every year. The AV community assembles for a week of exploring new technologies and solutions, learning from each other, and celebrating how AV impacts our lives,” said Heidi A. Voorhees, MBA, CAE, chief operating officer, AVIXA and executive director of the AVIXA Foundation. “We’re excited to bring another fun, social experience to the week’s lineup: our first 5K Walk/Run. Participants will not only get their strides in, they’ll support the Foundation’s new and focused efforts to develop future AV professionals.”
THE rAVe Agency co-founder, Gary Kayye, said, “To have a fun, non-competitive event at InfoComm has been a dream of mine for years! The industry owes Heidi Voorhees and AVIXA a giant ’thank you’ for providing the platform to make this happen. And, this is THE REASON to stay for the show on Friday, trust me; you’ll find out why over the coming weeks — hint, hint.”
The AVIXA Foundation 5K Walk/Run is produced in partnership with rAVe Publications and sponsored by Crestron, Epson, NEC and Synnex. To learn more and register, go here.