December 10, 2016
J.A. King is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Running of the Balls! Each fall, in the Sunset Hills neighborhood of Greensboro, NC over 3,000 people gather for a 5K under lights throughout the neighborhood trees. The 5K supports Second Harvest Food Bank, where proceeds from the event have sponsored over 1,000,000 meals to people throughout Northwest NC. Take a look at therunningoftheballs.com to learn more about the event and the cause.
Background of the lights – Throughout the neighborhood and leading up to the event, thousands of lighted balls are suspended from the trees in the yards of residents and local parks. The cumulative effect is a spectacular scene that lasts throughout the winter months. In 2016 our engineering department even built a 6 foot light ball as a centerpiece of the area!