Aviation Press Releases

January 15, 2013

Local Students To Open the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

Phoenix, AZ – Students from Edison Elementary School in Phoenix will officially open this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Awards Breakfast with a 3.5 mile “Flame of Hope” Torch Run through downtown Phoenix on Friday, January 17. Phoenix Police officers will join the students as they depart from City Hall running west to the State Capitol, then east to US Airways Arena and finally north to the Sheraton Hotel where they will present the torch and open the annual Breakfast event at 7:00 a.m.

“For the eighth year in a row, students from one of our Airport neighborhood schools, Edison Elementary, will be featured runners for this event,” said Small Business Outreach Manager for the Phoenix Aviation Department Valerie Churchwell. “Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is pleased to once again be a sponsor of the torch run.”

The students will also lead the City of Phoenix annual Martin Luther King Day march on January 20. The three mile march will depart from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 9:00 a.m., ending at Margaret T. Hance Park located at 3rd Street and Moreland in Phoenix.

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