Follow My Vote is passionate about community involvement. Last week we helped support the Blacksburg Partnership by sponsoring the 5K Rat Race, kicking off the first annual Virginia Cheese Festival. The 5K race was held at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Course. Participants were encouraged to dress up in rat or cheese-themed attire. Adam, our founder and CEO, participated in the race and also won the costume contest! Overall, it was a great day for Follow My Vote to get silly with the community and showcase our support for the community and town of Blacksburg. Check out the video below for pictures and a sneak peak of footage from the actual race!
To create a company that cares about community involvement, one must lead by example. It is not every day that you see a CEO running a race to support their local town.
The race was put on by the Blacksburg Partnership, a local non-profit economic development organization focused on projects that attract visitors and prospects to the Blacksburg area. Their mission is to “foster high quality of life, [and] promote the Blacksburg area, attract retailers, assist in the planning and development of properties in Blacksburg’s commercial and retail districts, facilitate the development process, and participate in commercial development projects. “
Check out the Virginia Cheese Festival 5k Rat Race page to learn more about the event and other sponsors. We are all about community involvement at Follow My Vote. Please reach out via our contact page if you have any community involvement ideas for us![contentblock id=blog-subscribers]