MELBOURNE, Fla. — This month, Hospitality Life is hosting its first, family-friendly Hospitality Hustle 2-Miler Sunset Run to support Brevard’s hospitality industry workers —an industry that has been hit particularly hard this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The run/walk event will take place at The Avenue Viera on March 18, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants can sign up as an individual, team, or sponsor. Adult tickets are thirty dollars each, and children twelve or under can sign up for fifteen dollars each. A three-dollar signup fee will apply to all tickets. To register, please visit http://runningzone.rsupartner.com/.
After the sunset run, participants can enjoy a post-race celebration at The Avenue Viera’s Central Park during their monthly Thirsty 3rd Thursday event. This event will include live music, complimentary snacks, and free drinks.
Hospitality Life is a community of local hospitality industry owners, operators, and employees who provide helpful and generous resources, activities, and services in order to bring forward a more abundant life. Through sponsorships and programs like “Feed the Need,” which provides free meals to out-of-work industry employees, Hospitality Life has and will continue to offer support through the difficult times caused by the pandemic.
COVID-19’s impact on the hospitality industry can be seen through staggering statistics from this past year. Nearly 2.5 million restaurant employees remain unemployed, 110,000 restaurants have closed, and the industry has seen a loss of over $240 billion in sales.
About Hospitality Life
Hospitality Life was founded in 2016 by Buz Underill, owner of Squid Lips Grill, and Chris Conneen, owner of Pizza Gallery and 28 North. As a non-profit 501c3 organization, Hospitably Life’s purpose is to provide life-giving resources to the operators and employees of the hospitality industry (Proverbs 15:31). Hospitality Life strives to build community through its positive events, a website of resources, community outreach, and social media connections. To learn more about this organization, visit https://hospitalitylife.org/.