Univest Joins Friends of the Wissahickon as Lead Sponsor for 3rd Annual All Trails Challenge 

Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is proud to welcome Univest as a lead sponsor for its third annual All Trails Challenge (ATC), the exciting four-month fitness experience that invites outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to hike, run, ride – bike or horseback — all 50 miles of Wissahickon Valley Park’s scenic trails. And while they’re enjoying the beauty of this urban oasis, they’ll be supporting FOW’s ongoing stewardship to preserve the park for generations to come. Last year, more than 245 participants hiked a total of 13,000 miles and raised $29,000.

Want to know more? Come to FOW’s ATC Information Session on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10-11 a.m. at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting (20 E. Mermaid Lane). Learn about how to get started – and keep going, see the park, promote your progress among your network, and more.

The 2018 ATC kicks off on Aug. 20 for members, and Sept. 4 for non-members, with a kick-off party on Sept. 6 at Wissahickon Brewing Company. Visit www.fow.org/alltrailschallenge often for more details about the launch and updates about special ATC activities and prizes., such as mileage and fundraising incentives, giveaways, and scheduled hikes and walks. The ATC runs through Nov. 27

“We are thrilled to have the support of a company like Univest, committed to improving quality of life for community neighbors, as a partner in securing the future of Wissahickon Valley Park,” says Maura McCarthy, FOW’s executive director.

Other ATC sponsors for 2018 include Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, Kouvenda Media, Old York Advisors of Raymond James, and Skytop Lodge. Sponsorship opportunities for this popular event are still available by contacting Lorraine Awuku at awuku@fow.org.

Visit fow.org/alltrailschallenge to register and stay up-to-date on ATC news.

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About Friends of the Wissahickon

Founded in 1924, Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is the oldest and largest nonprofit volunteer organization working in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to preserve and restore historical park structures and trails, eliminate invasive plant species, and monitor watershed management issues throughout the 1,800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park. The Park’s Forbidden Drive was named 2018 Trail of the year by the PennsylvaniaDepartment of Conservation and Natural Resources. Follow FOW on Facebook and Twitter. For more information or to become a member, visit fow.org.

About Univest

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $4.5 billion in assets and $3.4 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business. Headquartered in Souderton, Pa. and founded in 1876, the Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a full range of financial solutions for individuals, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Univest delivers these services through a network of more than 50 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania extending to the Lehigh Valley and Lancaster, as well as in New Jersey and Maryland and online at www.univest.net.