On a rainy day in August of 2008, 10-year-old Olivia Hayes’ school bus was hit by an armored truck in Tucker. Sadly, just four days later, Olivia died from her injuries. To cope with their loss, Olivia’s parents, Norman and Nikki Hayes, founded Livvy’s Love, Inc., a non-profit that supports underprivileged youth.
To date, Livvy’s Love has donated over $11,000 dollars toward education, extra-curricular activities and community involvement for kids in need.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, Livvy’s Love will host its second annual Livvy’s Love Fun Run/Walk at Stone Mountain Park. Funds raised from the event will benefit youth development grants and scholarships.
The run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. Participant check-in and onsite registration will begin at 7 a.m. A number of prizes will be raffled during the event, including a new iPad. There will be signs to direct participants to the event site upon entry into the park.
Early check-in and new registration will be held at Roly Poly at 4121 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker on Friday, Jan. 18 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Registrants receive free chips and a drink with purchase of a whole sandwich. You will receive $10 off registration with promotional code ROLYPOLY.
"I'm blown away by them wanting me to do this," said Roly Poly owner Nancy Qarmout. "I'm excited!"