Douglasville, Georgia, April 21st, 2018 - On Saturday, April 21st, 2018, BFAM, Inc. and the Douglasville Police Department will host its first annual Bobby Tillman 5k Walk/Run of Love at Chapel Hill High School (4899 Chapel Hill Road) in Douglasville, GA from 7:30AM - 11:00AM. Registration begins at 7:30AM and the race will start at 8:00AM.
The Bobby Tillman 5k Walk/Run of Love will benefit the Bobby Tillman Scholarship Fund, founded by BFAM, Inc. (Bobby's Family Incorporated), an non-profit organization that serves as a centralized resource for the youth in our community whose common goal is to enrich the lives of the youth in our local community 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 teens outside of a local house party. 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.
The mission of the Douglasville Police Department is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional law enforcement services. The agency recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves.
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.