Those dedicated Dick’s Drive-In walkers are back this year for the sixth annual walk to every Dick’s location to raise money for eight non-profits that help the homeless.
Sunday’s Dick’s Drive-In Round Up for Charity Walk-A-Thon starts at 10:15 a.m. at the Edmonds Dick’s, then heads to the Lake City Dick’s with an estimated arrival time of 1:30 p.m., Holman Road at 3:15 p.m., Wallingford at 5 p.m., Broadway at 6:30 p.m., and finally Queen Anne at 7:45.
Organizer Lars Phillips says local celebrities will lead separate legs of the event, including Seahawks third-round draft pick CJ Prosise.
Anyone who wants to walk can pay the $20 entry fee at Dick’s online store. Walkers can walk the entire route or just one or two legs or even form a relay team.
And Dick’s customers are encouraged to drop their change into the restaurant’s Change for Charity containers. Both Dick’s and local credit card processing company Gravity Payments have agreed to match up to $5,000 raised, meaning the walk could raise $15,000 for these local homeless organizations: Mary’s Place, Fare Start, Cocoon House, Roots, Operation Nightwatch, Compass Housing Alliance, First Place and St. Martin DePorres Shelter.
Last year 34 walkers participated and the event raised about $2,500. Organizers are hoping for at least 50 walkers this year and hope to raise a full $5,000 for the full match from Dick’s and Gravity Payments.
Check out the event’s Facebook page for more information and who is leading each leg.