FILA Holds Inaugural 5K Fun Run/Walk at WasteExpo
The Environmental Industry Associations’ (EIA) Future Industry Leaders Alliance (FILA) held its inaugural FILA 5K Fun Run/Walk at Waste Expo in New Orleans on May 22, 2013. It was won by Caleb Boyd of Charlotte.
Proceeds from the FILA 5K Fun Run/Walk will help the Alliance establish its own charitable, goodwill program to serve association member company employees, and their families, when they experience exceptional hardships. FILA also will continue to support other worthwhile charities and organizations, with funds raised from its activities.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis to an NFL Evening with the Colts
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – FILA treated 25 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis to a pre-season football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday, August 19.
"It was a really special night for all of us," said Sean Steves of Republic Services in Oklahoma City and chair of the FILA committee that donated the tickets.
"FILA's donation of these tickets put smiles on the faces of many kids who have never attended a Colts game, even though they live within a few miles of the stadium," said Jeff Gasior, the Community Relations Manager of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis.
FILA is holding its fall meeting on September 26-27 in Indianapolis. Steves noted that the group had considered selling the tickets to offset some of the costs of the upcoming meeting, which are usually paid by meeting fees collected from attendees. But the FILA executive committee agreed that donating the tickets to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis was a much better use for them.
"FILA members feel really proud to have been able to do this. Our fall meeting attendees will arrive in Indianapolis knowing that their alliance was able to give back to the community," said Steves. "In addition to the training and industry education that are always part of our meetings, encouraging this kind of service is extremely important to developing the leaders of tomorrow."