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MAY
2014

AFA takes momentum into second year

ASHLAND, Ky. – Amy For Africa officially closed the books on its first year and have started the second year with momentum generated from a challenge race between two of its members. Scott Walter and AFA co-founder Mark Maynard have raised more than $3,250 in a challenge...
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MAY
2014

AFA Whiffle Ball will be Aug. 2; 32-team limit

          ASHLAND, Ky. – The second annual Amy For Africa Whiffle Ball Tournament will be played Saturday, Aug. 2, at Unity Baptist Church. This year will be four-person teams at $32 per team ($8 per person with all money going to the AFA mission)....
26
MAY
2014

Amy For Africa documentary debuts Tuesday

ASHLAND, Ky. – A documentary on Amy Compston and the Amy For Africa mission will premiere on Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Highlands Museum in downtown Ashland. The 55-minute documentary, “Amy Compston: Feet on a Mission,” was produced by Adam Black, a Morehead...
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MAY
2014

Team AFA runner’s profile: Gary Coovert

ASHLAND, Ky. – Gary Coovert’s goal of running a marathon before he turned 40 has become a passion in his life. Coovert, who works for State Farm Insurance, has completed 14 marathons since running that first one in 2009. “I have always considered the ability to run as a gift from...
23
MAY
2014

Nine runners part of Team Amy For Africa

ASHLAND, Ky. — Amy For Africa’s stable of runners is growing. Nine runners have committed to run for Team AFA in various races this season from 5Ks to marathons. Each runner will be seeking fundraising for the organization during events where they participate. They will be...
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MAY
2014

AFA co-founder chronicles his first 5K

By MARK MAYNARD / The Independent ASHLAND — On Friday night, at the stroke of midnight, the adventure began. It would be a short one — only 3.2 miles — but memorable just the same. It was my debut in the world of 5K running or, uh, walking. It took me nearly 48 minutes to lap the...
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MAY
2014

Morehead State student to premiere documentary on Amy For Africa

By TIM PRESTON / The Independent ASHLAND — Adam Black gets visibly uncomfortable when asked to talk about himself or his work as a student of convergent media at Morehead State University, although he loses his tension as he discusses his documentary project, “Amy Compston: Feet...
20
MAY
2014

An excerpt from the book ‘Grace Runner’

This is an excerpt from the book ‘Grace Runner’ about Amy Compston and the Amy For Africa mission that will be coming out in June! Be watching for announcements!! A MOMENT TO REMEMBER For about two weeks prior to the Nashville Ultra Marathon, Chris Compston began...
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MAY
2014

Big Sandy Superstores to sponsor Big Boy Classic; offers chance to win recliner by voting

ASHLAND, Ky. – The 5K race between heavyweights Scott Walter and Mark Maynard next month – dubbed The Big Boy Classic – has a sponsor and a new name. It is now the Big Sandy Superstores Big Boy Classic! The home furnishing giant has taken on sponsorship of the racing dual between...
12
MAY
2014

Compston sets Gnaw Bone course record

NASHVILLE, Ind. – Amy For Africa marathoner Amy Compston captured the Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone Trail Marathon on Saturday in record fashion. The 29-year-old Compston was the top female finisher in 4 hours and 50 minutes, which also established a course record for the...
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