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Mark Your Calendars – The Walk Returns to A-B Tech Saturday, October 13th

18TH ANNUAL WALK, RUN, AND ROLL EVENT RETURNS TO A-B TECH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH Hundreds of walkers, runners, and teams will once again take to the beautiful campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College on Saturday, October 13th for the Eighteenth Annual Eblen Charities Walk, Run, and Roll. One of Eblen Charities most popular and anticipated events, The Walk will benefit the thousands of children and families living with the effects of illnesses and disabilities and in need of emergency assistance … Continue reading

[PH]UEL GRAN FONDO NATIONAL SERIES CYCLING EVENT ROLLS INTO ASHEVILLE THIS WEEKEND TO BENEFIT EBLEN CHARITIES

If there is one sport that is made for the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina it is cycling. Our mountains not only provide a beautiful backdrop for these tremendous athletes but provides them with a challenging course that is found in very few places around the world. One of the world’s most prestigious bicycle race returns to Asheville next Sunday, July 22nd to benefit the work of Eblen Charities as the [ph]uel Gran Fondo National Series presented by Avadim … Continue reading

FOURTH ANNUAL INGLES / EBLEN HEADLOCK ON HUNGER FOOD DRIVE COLLECTS MORE THAN 23,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO HELP BATTLE CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN WNC

Children in our community now have gained a second fall in the battle against hunger this summer as the Fourth Annual Ingles / Eblen Headlock on Hunger Food Drive collected more than ten tons of food last Wednesday for the Headlock on Hunger outreach that has served tens of thousands of children since its inception. Beginning at four am and running through seven pm hundreds of Eblen supporters, companies, organizations, vendors, volunteers, and wrestling fans joined Ingles Markets, Eblen Charities, … Continue reading

Eblen In The News: WLOS – Food Trucks, Beer at Bites and Brews Event Benefits Eblen Charities

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — 7/14/18 Food trucks, fun, and fundraising: what better way to spend the afternoon? iHeart Radio and Asheville Outlets hosted the Asheville Bites and Brews in the parking lot of the mall. One of the organizers explains why this kind of event in the mountains just makes sense. “We have a lot of great food trucks and the beer scene is great here, so we thought, why don’t we get them all together in one spot?” said … Continue reading

In The News 7/14/18: WLOS – Food Trucks, Beer at Bites and Brews Event Benefits Eblen Charities

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Food trucks, fun, and fundraising: what better way to spend the afternoon? iHeart Radio and Asheville Outlets hosted the Asheville Bites and Brews in the parking lot of the mall. One of the organizers explains why this kind of event in the mountains just makes sense. “We have a lot of great food trucks and the beer scene is great here, so we thought, why don’t we get them all together in one spot?” said Eddie … Continue reading

WWE HALL OF FAMERS RETURN TO ASHEVILLE TO JOIN INGLES / EBLEN HEADLOCK ON HUNGER TO JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN WNC THIS WEDNESDAY

This Wednesday, some of the greatest names in wrestling will once again join the fight against childhood hunger in our community. World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars and Hall of Fame Members will be here as part of the Fourth Annual Headlock on Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Ingles / Eblen Food for Thought Program to help ensure that no student in our community has to face hunger while away from school. Hall of fame broadcaster and former World Wrestling Entertainment … Continue reading

EBLEN CHARITIES SETS UP ASSISTANCE FUND TO AID FAMILY OF TRAGIC SHOOTING Of TWELVE YEAR OLD STUDENT

Eblen Charities has set up the Derrick Lee, Jr Family Memorial Fund to assist the family of twelve year old Derrick Lee, Jr. in the wake of his tragic shooting earlier this week. The fund will be used to aid the family with funeral costs and other needs during the difficult aftermath of the heartbreaking incidents this past Sunday morning. Derrick Lee Jr., was fatally shot shortly after 3 a.m. outside an apartment in the public housing complex just south … Continue reading

In The News: WLOS 6/26/18 Super Bowl QB Brad Johnson Teams Up Again with Eblen Charities for Charity Golf Outing

Arden —WLOS – More than two hundred golfers flooded the course at Walnut Cove before the torrential rains took over the skies for the 29th annual Celebrity Charity golf tournament. For the 15th year, Super Bowl winning quarterback Brad Johnson offered up his name and support to the event, which featured more than sixty foursomes this year. “It’s about raising money and giving back to the community,” explained Johnson during the lunch break between the morning and afternoon flights. “It’s … Continue reading

Eleventh Annual Eblen / Buncombe County Schools Building Future Builders Camps a Tremendous Success

Many thanks to everyone who made the 11th Annual Eblen / Buncombe County Schools Building Future Builders Camps at A-B Tech another tremendous success as more than 70 rising 9th graders from Buncombe County, Asheville City, and Madison County attended the Construction, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Culinary, and Advanced Manufacturing camps. Thanks to Buncombe County Commissioners Joe Belcher and Robert Pressley and Buncombe County School Board Chairman Ann Franklin for joining us at the commencement luncheon. Special thanks … Continue reading

WICKED WEED HELP AT HOME CONTINUES TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM RECORD TEMPERATURES

TEMPERATURES BRING MORE CALLS FOR RELIEF FROM THE HEAT On With summer beginning last Thursday, we are already seeing record temperatures beginning to rise and expected to continue for the next few months. Once again the Eblen Cooling Assistance Project through the Wicked Weed Help at Home Emergency Assistance Project is providing assistance to those who are battling the heat. As the temperatures rise so has the number of requests have been coming in to the Eblen Charities Waddell Client … Continue reading