Teamwork. It makes great things possible.
If you attended the first-ever Diggin’ Up Awareness 5K and Fun Run in Richardson, Texas, on April 12 you saw just what teamwork can do. Texas811 created the race to raise awareness for both its “Call before you dig“ campaign and autism. Being that April is National Safe Digging Month and also Autism Awareness Month, it was an ideal time to host a benefit to raise funds for the Dallas Autism Treatment Center.
Before the start of the Texas811 race, 18-year-old Cody Hollingsworth and his mom Stacey joined hands as they embarked upon the mile-long course. But Cody’s personal autism journey has been far longer. Statistics show that one in 68 American children resides on the autism spectrum. Consider that those with autism navigate life as does everyone else, but their navigation comes with challenges for both the children and their families, ones that are often unique to the individual.
The Texas811 race participants met with appreciation. One included JimBob Sims, the Texas811 advocate, who finished strong, as did Cody and his dad, Tim, an employee of Texas811 member company AT&T. And guess who won the overall 5K race? It was Team Cody’s very own Troy Pickett, decked out in a custom-designed team race shirt (as were all 10 team members).
The team at Texas811 is always ready to help you safely cross the starting line of your digging project. And what better way to finish strong than with a PR? That’s runner’s talk for a “personal record,” but it can also apply to your yard beautification project—that is, if you call before you dig!