Ready - Set - Whirl !
Held annual - 1st Saturday in June
200 Kenan Street
Paul V. Berry "Whirligig" Park
7:00 am - Registration opens
Each spring the Wilson Whirligig Festival supports a group of volunteers from the Chamber
of Commerce's Dynamic Leadership program. The Class of 2010 organizes a 5K run fundraiser to benefit Buddy Ball Wilson's disabilities baseball team for kids.
Find us on Facebook - Search for Whirlirun 5K!
5K Race Route - Map provided at the bottom of this page.
Click on the link below to register on-line for the 5KWalk/Run/Roll in advance:
Mail-in Registration form is provided at bottom of page.
Early Bird registration by Friday - May 10, 2013
$25 - includes t-shirt
$30 Registration after May 10
Mail-in, on-line or on-site (t-shirt provided as available)
What is Buddy Ball?
The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association will kick off it's Buddy Ball season in April. The goal of the program is to give disabled children in the commuintiy the opportunity to enjoy the great game of baseball in a postive environment.
Batter-Up Buddy Ball includes children with a wide vareity of handicaps such as autism, brain injuries, impaired hearing or vision, those that use aides and those in wheelchairs. Every child plays!
Buddy Ball currently uses an elementary school baseball field. The goal is to build a specially designed field for those with disabilities. The field, the base line, even the stands are customized so all children are able to play. This "Build the Field Dream" is only made possible through donations.
To learn more about Buddy Ball, watch this video on the Wilson County Youth Athletic Assoc. webpage.
Be a Sponsor!! Help us Reach the Dream!
Sponsorship form is provided at bottom of page. Donation and forms are due by Friday, May 10 to be included on the t-shirt.
$2,500 - "Presenting" sponsor for entire event
Volunteers needed too!
countless hours, thoughtful giving and tremendous contribution to the children!
Thanks to our past Whirli-Run Sponsors!
· Omega Sports
· Time Warner Cable
· Bay Six
· Wilson Daily Times
· Carpets by David
· Leco Builders
· Five County Bass Masters
· Shore Ride Auto Sales
· Bryant Motorsports
· Vollis Simpson
· and many private donations