First Annual MLK Jr. Celebration and Walk for Unity

The Lynchburg Area Youth Sports Initiative, the Lynchburg Chapter of the NAACP, and local partners invite the Lynchburg community to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a walk for unity this Saturday, February 19, 2022. The goal of this event is to come together as a community to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and focus on youth empowerment and engagement.

The walk will begin at the Public Works Complex at 1700 Memorial Avenue and will end at 5th and Federal Streets. The event will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with registration and guest speakers, followed by the walk with activity stations, a youth history hunt with door prizes and giveaways, free refreshments, and a meet and greet with local college and high school athletes.

The event is free and open to the community. Along the walk, there will be booths with information and community resources.