Great Train Race
FASL is the proud beneficiary of The Great Train Race, the largest race of its kind on the East Coast for the past eight years.
Each year, FASL partners with the Fredericksburg Area Running Club (FARC) to coordinate packet pick-up and facilitate operations and procedures for the starting line on race day. FARC has donated over $80,000 to date to FASL.
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Bricks at Kenmore
The sidewalk at Kenmore Park in Downtown Fredericksburg is made entirely from bricks, and with the help of an engraver in Colorado, each brick is unique, telling a story of joy, celebration and memorial, which makes this pathway commemorative to the lives and times of Fredericksburg!
Pay tribute to your loved one and immortalize them for years to come in the Bricks at Kenmore. Celebrate a birthday or anniversary or the birth of a son, daughter or grandchild. Show appreciation for your parent on Mothers or Fathers Day, a spouse for Valentines day or gives thanks to a teacher! Bricks can also pay tribute to your family milestone events like graduation or retirement, or the message can simply be to remember a loved one. This pathway is made up of many memories and can be enjoyed all year round at Kenmore Park.
Books in Hand
For the past eight years, FASL has been collecting, inscribing and distributing books to underprivileged children. FASL coordinates with local elementary schools to provide read-alouds. We distribute over 2,000 books annually to children who need them. The league wishes for all children to have access to books, in order to nourish the imagination through reading. We are expanding this program with the FASL Book Bank at the new satellite of the Children's Museum of Richmond, Fredericksburg.
Each book is hand signed by a FASL member with the following inscription:
The more you read, The more things you will know,
The more that you learn, The more places you'll go!"
- Dr. Seuss
FASL awards five $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors attending public high schools from Fredericksburg City, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline Counties. These scholarships are awarded based on teens commitment to serve children within the community.
Summer Scholars is a program, which focuses on middle school students in the Fredericksburg area. FASL will award four full scholarships to an art and sciences, or technology camp at George Mason University, Virginia Tech or William and Mary. The students will be selected in the early spring, based on academic performance, interest and financial need.
Firstly, as a non-profit, volunteer-based organization, strength in numbers is our motto! Each year our membership grows and so, in turn, does our help in the community, both financially and in volunteer hours. Membership is key to the running of FASL and by becoming a member, you can make a bigger impact with both your donations and time! See first hand the children we strive to help and get to know the organizations and programs we support. Know that what we raise in donations and sponsorship goes directly to them.