On Saturday morning September 29, children and adults alike, gathered behind the starting line to hear the positive and encouraging words of Sparky Bridges, founder of Difference Makers International. Rohr Park, Chula Vista, California had its second annual Ignite What’s Right 5K Fun Run. The South Bay benefited from this event because it promotes health and fitness; as well as anti-bullying for our young people in our schools.
This community- builder event is co-sponsored by Difference Makers International and Turning the Hearts Center. Both San Diego-based organizations came together to promote anti-bullying and exercise to our young generation.
Sparky Bridges from Encinitas, founder and Chief Visionary Officer from Difference Makers International, a nonprofit educational organization that promotes positive social change, cheered participants. She was there—along with her team before the race, and greeted them at the finish line with her positive energy. “We eradicate bullying in a minute or less” each participant repeated after Sparky before the race.
At the end of the race each finisher received a blue ribbon with a special message: ‘Who I Am Makes a Difference’—a ribbon that over 35 million people in the world have received. In addition, each participant received in goodie bag two more ribbons so that they, too, can help promote the message of “making a difference.”
Eradicating bullying and promoting fitness is welcome in the South Bay. Special thanks to event organizers, local schools, community members, and volunteers for raising awareness, and making a difference. Next year, we hope to see more participants and energetic children willing to take the pledge to eradicate bullying, and commit to fitness.