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Smith Debnam Teams Up with Local Community Organizations to Support Backpack Buddies

August 21, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. (August 21, 2015) – Smith Debnam is delighted to announce the firm has signed on to be the platinum sponsor of the 2015 North Hills 5k. Smith Debnam joins Midtown Raleigh Alliance and Trinity Baptist Church in presenting the 9th installment of the North Hills 5k. The race event, which is part of the Second Empire Grand Prix Race Series, will take place on Saturday, September 12 at Trinity Baptist Church, in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Backpack Buddies Program through North Raleigh Ministries. For more information about the event, please visit

About Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. In North Carolina, one in four children are at risk of hunger. From January 2015 through May 2015, BackPack Buddies in association with North Raleigh Ministries provided 1,686 backpacks, filled with a weekend’s worth of food, to approximately 100 students across five Wake County elementary schools. The schools were Green Elementary, Stough Elementary, Baileywick Road Elementary, Lead Mine Elementary and Millbrook Elementary. This year, the number of students is projected to reach 117.

About Midtown Raleigh Alliance

Midtown Raleigh Alliance is an advocacy and membership group created to be a shared voice of Midtown, a way to stay informed on the latest news and issues and connect with the Midtown community.

About Smith Debnam

Founded in 1972, Smith Debnam is multidiscipline law firm dedicated to providing clients with the depth of knowledge and sophisticated legal analysis expected of larger firms, along with the personalized service and value-based fee structure only available at smaller firms. Headquartered in Raleigh NC, Smith Debnam is the law firm of choice for clients in the Banking, Financial Services, Equipment Leasing, Construction, Mortgage Servicing, Manufacturing, and Professional Services industries. The firm has extensive experience in state and federal courts across a diverse list of practice areas, including Corporate and Business Law, Business Litigation, Consumer Financial Services Litigation, Bankruptcy and Foreclosures, Creditors’ Rights & Collections, Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Employment Law, Equipment Leasing & Finance, Family Law, Elder Law & Advocacy Services, Estate Planning & Administration, and Probate Litigation.

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