Douglasville, Georgia, April 27TH, 2019 - On Saturday, April 27TH, 2019, BFAM, Inc., the Douglas County Sheriffs, the Douglasville Police, the Fulton/South Fulton Law Enforcement Teams and the Uniting & Empowering M.O.M.S. will host a "2nd Annual Bobby Tillman 5k Walk/Run of Love Race" at Chapel Hill High School (4899 Chapel Hill Road) in Douglasville, GA from 7:30AM - 11:00AM. Registration begins at 7:30AM and the races will start at 8:00AM. Our first races will be our 50 and 100 meter races on the football field, for our 10 years old and under runners! Then our 5k Walk/Run of Love race is begin at 8:20am!!!
The Bobby Tillman 5k Walk/Run of Love will benefit the Bobby Tillman Scholarship Fund, founded by BFAM, Inc. (Bobby's Family Incorporated), a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for the youth in our community, and whose goal is to enrich the lives of the youth in our local communities and beyond. The Walk/Run of Love will be a fun and healthy event for all ages and abilities. The event will also include refreshments, music and event fair/business expo for the entire family!!
On Sunday, November 7, 2010, Bobby Tillman, a Georgia teenager was randomly selected and beaten to death by four teens outside of a local get together. Bobby was brutally murdered, but inadvertently started a nationwide movement. At the age of 18, Bobby had such a bright future ahead of him; with a focus on giving back, working hard, and making a difference in other's lives. Today, his Mother, Monique Rivarde, carries a banner and message of love, acceptance, and tolerance through volunteer work, rallies, and speaking engagements across the state of Georgia and beyond.
The objective of the Bobby Tillman 5k Walk/Run of Love Race is to actively and monetarily assist our High School Graduates. Our youth have many obstacles in their path to achieve a college education, we want to help eliminate a portion of the financial burden.
Fulton County Police Department’s Mission Statement - The mission of the Fulton County Police Department is to preserve life, protect property, and maintain order through a partnership between the department and the citizens. Chief Darryl Halbert
Douglasville Police Department’s Mission Statement - The mission of the Douglasville Police Department is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional law enforcement services. To attain this, the Agency enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. Chief Gary Sparks
Douglas County Sheriffs - Law enforcement must become more involved within their local communities. We have to get out and interact with people and their children so that we make personal connections. The community has to see that these men and women are truly there to serve and protect them. This will be accomplished by making the officers get out of their cars and make positive contacts with members of our community. – Sheriff Tim Pounds
Uniting and Empowering M.O.M.S.’s Mission Statement - Our vision is for every single mom that joins our organization to feel supported in a way that they will feel encouraged, empowered, & equipped to enhance their current lives for themselves & their families. – Founder Jasmine Hall
BFAM, Inc. is an organization founded by Bobby's Mother, Monique Rivarde and other family members. Its mission is to nurture the Spirits of our youth and promote peace, love, and respect, along with self-worth, and to inform our youth that their voices are being heard.