Shoney’s 5K Family Fun Run & Festival raises $17K for officers

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More than 400 runners took part in Shoney’s 5K Family Fun Run & Festival Saturday at Nissan Stadium.

They raised $17,000 for the Metro police’s Nashville Police Support Fund.

The fund helps defray costs for officers working to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees while serving on the force.

Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson told News 2, “[With the money raised] officers can go back to college, finish their degrees, become better police officers and better members of the community.”

Shoney’s CEO David Davoupour personally matches every dollar raised at the race each year.

This year’s official race starter was Tennessee Titans running back Dexter McCluster.

The post-race festival featured live music, a raffle, the display of police vehicles and equipment and special activities for children.

A full breakfast buffet was also served after the race. This was the eighth year for the event.

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