East Brooklyn 5K Run/Walk 2016 Presents: A Conversation With Melinda Perkins of East New York Restoration!
Melinda Perkins is the Executive Director of East New York Restoration, and we here at East Brooklyn decided to ask her to briefly talk about her excitement and anticipation for the event!
Check out what she says below!
“The 3rd Annual EastBrooklyn 5K is going to be fantastic – we are hosting the race this year from the beautiful Spring Creek Park in ENY right outside of Gateway Center Mall near BJs. We are joined this year by BMS who will be doing Dental Screenings on site along with Brooklyn Legal Services who will be tabling with some essential information on tenants rights and of course our community based organizations who will be there in full force! We have the wonderful and talented Ms. Nakisha Ross of Always Fit 4 Lyfe, coming out again this year to do our warm ups and cool downs – she is amazing! Then we have Debbie Ann Schneider, from the Brooklyn Sports Club leading the participants in a super fun Zumbaa workout after the race. We also have a little surprise for our walkers this year so stay put after the finish line!
This year ENY Restoration LDC wants to properly recognize its 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Male & Female runners so, I hope you all have practiced because we have some serious competition coming out. Most importantly, we want the families of ENY and neighborhoods throughout EastBrooklyn to come out and enjoy a day filled with fun for the entire family – Shoprite and Boar’s Head our most committed community sponsors are once again setting up and supporting the run with great refreshments, fruit and delicious sandwiches.
The EastBrooklyn 5K event is one of ENY Restoration LDC’s proudest initiatives and it truly defines the ENY community – Be sure to join us and lets maintain a healthy mindset and continue to support healthy living in EastBrooklyn!” – Melinda Perkins, Executive Director of East New York Restoration
We here at EastBrooklyn.com look forward to seeing you at the event today!