Former UK Runner Competes for Local Charity

Contributor: Lance Vaught
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/01 5:00 pm
Josh Nadzam grew up in a life of poverty and has had his share of struggles. Now the former UK track star wants to give back to Lexington.

Nadzam competed against hundreds of other runners in Lexington's Resolution Run on New Year's Day, but his main focus was the group the race supports.

Nadzam is the visionary behind the Manchester Bidwell Replication Project, an undertaking that involves the creation of a new after school visual arts program, as well as building a new job skills center in Lexington.

"My dream [is] to help impoverished individuals and families in Lexington," he says. "The center itself will be based on the idea that environment shapes lives. I want to create a beautiful facility for indigent individuals to help them restore their dignity, heal the wounds of poverty, and overcome their barriers to self-sufficiency."

At this point, Nadzam has reached 20 percent of his $150,000 goal for the project, but he's confident he will get there.

"This cause is very personal to me because of my own experiences with poverty," he explained. "I want to dedicate my life to helping those overcome similar situations. Once I learned about the success of [Pittsburgh's] Machester Bidwell, it was like discovering a cure for a disease, and that disease is poverty."

If you would like to help Nadzam's cause or find out more about the Manchester Bidwell Replication Project, you can visit the group's website at mbrplexington.com.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
UPDATE: Clay Co. Sheriff Reports Fatal Shooting Not Drug-Related
Meth and other drugs have been ruled out in a fatal shooting that occurred during a turkey hunt Thursday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff.
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
KSP To Hold Surplus Vehicle Auction
Kentucky State Police plan to hold a surplus vehicle auction in Frankfort next week.
3 More Stores Headed to Fayette Mall
On Friday, Fayette Mall announced three additional shops that will take the place of the old Sears store in the center of the building.
2 Brothers Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Children
Two brothers were found guilty by a Lincoln County jury Thursday for engaging in sexual acts with children under the age of 12.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.