Cloud Communications Group (CCG) is pleased to sponsor the 8th annual “Good Space Dash for the Beads” Fun-Run/Walk and Mardi Gras Festival scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2107 benefiting Oak Cliff, TX area schools. The “Dash for the Beads” is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2009 by “Cliff Dwellers” Chad West and David Sassano, to raise money for Oak Cliff organizations to help schools create environments supportive of students’ efforts to eat healthy and be active. All proceeds are donated through grants to area schools to establish programs to encourage kids to stay in motion and learn about and practice behavior 
that leads to a healthy lifestyle. This is the fourth year CCG has sponsored the event, as well as participate in the DASH event committee supporting operations and information technology needs for the organization.

This year, the event will include a 5K and 10K chip-timed Fun-Run, a 1-mile walk, costume contest, family and pet-friendly Mardi Gras Festival, and a Beer Garden with live music at Kidd Springs Park in North Oak Cliff to “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll).  The event is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees, and hopes to raise more than $30,000 to support the ongoing grant program for area schools.  Past events have resulted in enough funds to support $20,000-$25,000 in total grants each year for the past four years.

Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed walker, runner, pet , and an envious trophy for the winner of the chip-timed 10k and 5K
 events. Medals will be presented to the top three males and top three females in each of the a wide range of ages. All Oak Cliff residents are encouraged to walk, run and join the party!

Early-bird registration is OPEN through December 31, 2016 with pricing of $60 (10K), $30 (5K) and $25 (1 mile walk). Spectator packages ($10, $15) include food and beverage, and a DASH t-shirt. Cash donations will be accepted, as well as, registration discounts are available to large groups, school children and educators. Review registration details here>>. The DASH event committee is always seeking sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who would like to participate in this 
worthwhile event, please contact them at www.dashforthebeads.org for more information.