February 10, 2017
By Patrick T. O'Connor
Marietta Daily Journal
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations and thanks to the Cobb County Bar Association on the success of the Sleighbells on the Square 5K run it sponsored in December, which set records for participation and charitable funds raised.
A total of 1,361 runners participated in the 16th annual fundraiser, which brought in $34,704 for the Children's Emergency Fund, which helps local students whose families are struggling through one-time grants for assistance with bills, clothing or housing.
We salute President Darrell Sutton and all members of the Cobb County Bar Association for their leadership and service in organizing this event. The members of the State Bar of Georgia are inspired by our colleagues' worthy effort to engage the community in providing assistance to students in need.
Patrick T. O'Connor
President, State Bar of Georgia