SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In alignment with its mission to make higher education more accessible, Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) was a Platinum Sponsor of the 8th annual Finish Chelsea's Run 5K Run/Walk that took place on Saturday, March 3. Bridgepoint employees came together in Balboa Park on Saturday to participate in the event and help raise money for the Chelsea's Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship Fund.
The competitive race and fun run/walk honors the memory of Chelsea King, whose young life was cut short in 2010 while on a run in Rancho Bernardo Community Park. The event raises funds for the Chelsea's Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for San Diego County college-bound teens who exemplify Chelsea's academic prowess and "service over self" ethic.
Bridgepoint has been a sponsor every year since the event's inception. In addition to the competitive race and fun run/walk, the event features entertainment, children's activities, and a family festival.
"We would like to thank Bridgepoint Education for leading the way as our Platinum Partner in creating so much joy," said Brent King, Chelsea's father and founder and co-president of the Chelsea's Light Foundation. "Over 8,000 people participated in Finish Chelsea's Run this year, which allows us to provide scholarships to amazing college-bound San Diego County students."
"We are honored to continue supporting the Chelsea's Light Foundation," said Jim Smith, senior vice president of finance for one of Bridgepoint Education's institutions, Ashford University, and a Chelsea's Light Foundation board member. "Bridgepoint Education is pleased to once again sponsor and participate in this event that simultaneously honors the memory of Chelsea King and raises money to provide scholarship assistance to deserving local students."
To learn more about the Chelsea's Light Foundation, please visit https://chelseaslight.org/programs/finish-chelseas-run/.
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