St. Patrick Center
Saint Patrick Center is a non-profit outreach ministry of St. Patrick Catholic Church. The dignity of each individual is affirmed by sharing God’s love with those we server. We do this by feeding the hungry, providing tutoring, and collaborating with residents and other institutions to help build a just community.
St. Patrick Community Outreach, Inc. is thrilled to announce a new title sponsor for our charity 5K run/ walk: Orion Federal Credit Union. at 7 o’clock on Saturday evening, June 9, 2018. Mark your calendar for family friendly fun on Saturday, June 9!
St. Patrick Parishioners, Friends and Supporters: Please sign up to volunteer for the planning committee or a race day service position at Masses on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Race Director, ORION 5K for
St. Patrick Community Outreach, Inc.
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Inaugural Orion 5K Arises on Memphis Running Horizon
MEMPHIS – Orion Federal Credit Union picks up the baton and carries forward a great Memphis running tradition that has filled Downtown streets for 21 consecutive years. Runners and walkers will be invited to line up at 7 o’clock on Saturday evening, June 9th for the inaugural Orion 5K benefitting St. Patrick Community Outreach, Inc. The 3.1 mile course will take runners through historic Beale Street and alongside the Mississippi River with a finish line near FedEx Forum and St. Patrick Church. That’s where the incredible band, Marcella and Her Lovers, will welcome participants to a lively, family friendly post-race celebration featuring delicious food, cold beer and other refreshments. “The Orion 5K race has a rich tradition in the Memphis community. We invite all from the Mid-South to participate in this fun, family friendly event that shows off our city from Beale Street, to the river, and down South Main. It’s a unique race that celebrates our city’s culture and hospitality,” stated Daniel Weickenand, Orion CEO.
Formerly known as the Gibson Guitar 5K, the all new Orion 5K carries forward the tradition of benefitting St. Patrick Community Outreach, Inc., a 501©3 nonprofit that carries fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods to parts of our community that have no easy access to high quality nutrition at cost. It runs the Green Machine Mobile Food Market, a MATA city bus renovated to serve as a rolling farmer’s market. In addition, St. Patrick’s Community Outreach, Inc. feeds the hungry each Sunday at its headquarters located at Pontotoc Ave. and 4th Street near FedEx Forum. The agency operates the city’s largest emergency food pantry in Memphis’ most economically challenged zip code, 38126. In years past, this charity 5K has funded an after school tutoring program, a computer lab, sports teams, music lessons as well as field trips for children from 38126, the zip code immediately south of FedEx Forum.
Gibson Foundation, charitable arm of Gibson Brands, Inc., will donate two factory fresh guitars for a charity auction at the 2018 Orion 5K.
Runners will line up near FedEx Forum and St. Patrick Church at Dr. Martin Luther King. Ave and 4th Street and run westbound through the “Boulevard of the Blues” to Riverside Drive for a spectacular half mile alongside the Mighty Mississippi River before running back through the south end of Downtown to the finish line where the post-race party will await. A Kid’s Fun Zone will provide entertainment for the young among us while those of age enjoy Miller Lite from our friends at A.S. Barbaro, delectable delights from some of favorite Memphis’ food vendors.
The Inaugural Orion 5K benefitting St. Patrick Community Outreach, Inc. is presented by Orion Federal Credit Union. WMC Action News 5 returns as media sponsor for this charity 5K race for the 22nd consecutive year.
Additional funding comes from the Annual Saint Patrick Golf Tournament, grants & donations.