Employees take part in Jail Break to raise Funds for Youth Programs

Course participants, standing, left to right, Joe Hicks, senior commercial/industrial marketing rep; Adam Duncan, field service rep; Anthony Barfield, staking technician; Mike Hudlow, engineering supervisor; Keith Camp, journeyman lineman; David Carlton, journeyman lineman; Greg Baldwin, journeyman lineman; Dan Giles, journeyman lineman; Craig Roberts, engineering/operations coordinator; Alex Solhtalab, journeyman lineman; Ithier Martinez, lineman; and Russell Morton, service rep. Front row kneeling, Charles Boyd, line foreman; daughter Candace Boyd and her friend Katie Garmon; Glen Whitley, service rep; and Huie Myers, lineman apprentice. Not pictured, Nancy Poindexter, bi-lingual customer service rep and Mike Hawkins, lineman.

Gwinnett District employees recently took part in the Gwinnett County Sherriff’s Office Jail Break Challenge, the toughest obstacle run the law allows. The Challenge takes place on the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office training course and is the only time it’s open to the public.

Participants put their fitness levels to the test on the 5K trail run, mixed with all levels of terrain and extreme obstacles, while enjoying themselves and their time together. Funds raised benefit the Sheriff Department’s Explorer program, which makes a positive impact on youth and the community.

Spearheaded by Charles Boyd, line foreman, other Gwinnett District employees and family members who competed in this year’s Challenge included Nancy Poindexter, bi-lingual customer service rep; Joe Hicks, senior commercial/industrial marketing rep; Adam Duncan, field service rep; Anthony Barfield, staking technician; Mike Hudlow, engineering supervisor; Keith Camp, David Carlton, Greg Baldwin, Dan Giles and Alex Solhtalab, journeyman linemen; Craig Roberts, engineering/operations coordinator; Ithier Martinez and Mike Hawkins, linemen; Russell Morton and Glen Whitley, service representatives; Charles Boyd; Candace Boyd, Charles’ daughter and her friend Katie Garmon; and Huie Myers, lineman apprentice. Other district volunteers included Randy Dellinger, district manager; John Taylor, director of office services; Joy Knight, department/district secretary; Becky Boyd, Charles’ wife; Chuck King, operations superintendent and his wife Sandy.

“Our relationship with the Sherriff’s Office, as well as our commitment to one another and the community is the reason we decided to get involved with Jail Break,” said Randy Dellinger, Gwinnett District manager. “When we can participate in an event that benefits everyone and the employees want to be a part of it, it’s always a worthy cause.”

To learn more about the Jail Break Challenge, visit www.jailbreakchallenge.org.