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Inaugural Chamblee Fun Mudder To Benefit CMS Education Foundation

5K Run to Feature Obstacles, Mud and Fun for All Ages

Chamblee Middle School (CMS), together with the City of Chamblee and the DeKalb County Fire Department, today announced plans for the inaugural Chamblee Fun Mudder event, scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00 am.  Presented by Ed Voyles Automotive, the event is a 5K fun run, with obstacles involving mud. All proceeds will benefit the Chamblee Middle School Education Foundation (CMSEF).

The 5K course begins and ends at Chamblee Middle School (CMS), winding through the Keswick Village and Sexton Woods neighborhoods.  Participants will complete four different obstacles throughout various locations in Keswick Park, involving simple challenges in the mud.

The Chamblee Fun Mudder is open to the community and is appropriate for kids and adults of all abilities. There will be a 3K (1.91 mile) Muddy Buddy race immediately following the Chamblee Fun Mudder, in which participants will complete the mud obstacles, but will run a shorter course. 

Visit  for registration and information.

Early bird registration: 5K-$20; 3K-$15 through March.
April registration: 5K-$25; 3K-$20.
All registrants pay an additional fee to of $3.25.
After-event activities will include a stage with a DJ and music, refreshments, hose-off stations, kids' fire safety house, sponsor booths, and more.

The goal of the event is to raise $100,000 for the CMS Education Foundation to directly benefit the students of CMS,” said Amy Granelli, President of the CMSEF. “Funds will be used to purchase computer carts, support the outdoor classroom, seed-fund the endowment, hire a Development Director to apply for grants, and in many other ways to address school and student needs.”

CMS Interim Principal Patricia May said, “We are so proud to announce that Ed Voyles Family of Auto Dealerships is the Presenting Sponsor of the Chamblee Fun Mudder, having donated $10,000 to fund the event itself.”

Valerie Voyles (CEO), Bill Brantley (COO) and the folks at Ed Voyles are consistent supporters of the schools in our area, recently funding projects such as the Outdoor Classroom/Amphitheater at Ashford Park Elementary and donating $30,000 to Montgomery Elementary School’s STEAM initiative,” May said. “And their unwavering dedication in supporting local education shows again, with their support of the Chamblee Fun Mudder.”

In addition to the Presenting Sponsorship, Ed Voyles Automotive is donating a two-year lease on a 2015 Kia Sorento, which is expected to raise another several thousand dollars in raffle tickets. Ed Voyle’s new Kia Dealership is currently under construction and is expected to open in the Spring of 2015.

Corporate responsibility and giving back to the communities where we live and work is a large part of the Voyle’s culture,” said Valery Voyles, Chairman and CEO of Ed Voyes. “We believe education is the foundation of our future, and is the key to a better, stronger America.”

There are four other levels of sponsorship available, as follows:

Legacy Sponsors: $5,000 each to fund classroom computer carts
Pillars of the Community Sponsors: $2,500 each to support the CMS Outdoor Classroom Foundation Sponsors: $1,000 each create the position of a CMSEF Development Director
Friends of the Mudder Sponsors: $500 each

Individuals and business interested in a sponsorship may contact Thomas Hogan at

The CMSEF is an incorporated entity that consists of parents, teachers and community leaders who want to support our school, students and community with long term investment in excellent education and brighter futures.  The mission of the Foundation is to support Chamblee Middle School’s pursuit of educational excellence within an environment that promotes parental and community involvement. The vision of the Foundation is to secure additional resources to support the school’s leadership position and pursuit of education excellence for all students. The Foundation strives to maximize its impact by encouraging collaboration between teachers, parents and community partners.


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