Coach Brady Wells and the Scottsburg High School Basketball Team. Coach Wells was the first male finisher. The Team won the award for Best Team.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and participating local organizations raised over $10,000 to benefit the children of Scott County at the Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk. Sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, the Kiwanis 5K was held on August 29th at Hardy Lake State Park. The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club invited local organizations to register participants and to keep half of the registration fees which they collected. In addition, all runners and walkers were encouraged to get personal sponsors. 100% of the money raised from personal sponsors went to the organization which they supported.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awarded $100 each to four organizations in the following categories: The Lexington Good Faith Preschool raised the most money from personal sponsors, $2,728. The Scottsburg High School Warriors Boys Basketball Team, pictured here, had the most runners or walkers who had personal sponsors, 16. Mary Jones, running for Grace Christian Academy, had the most personal sponsors, 41. David Wilson, walking for the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, raised the most money from personal sponsors, $1,895.
The first male finisher was Brady Wells. The first female finisher was Sylvia Greenleaf. The first finisher with a child in a stroller was Kyle Martyn with his daughter, Lillie. The runner or walker with the Best Costume was Mary Jones. The Best Team was the Scottsburg High School Warriors Boys Basketball Team. Each of these winners received a $20 gift certificate from Pacers and Racers, the athletic shoe and apparel store located at 3602 Northgate Court, New Albany.
Pastor Valerie Wilson of the Scottsburg United Methodist Church gave the invocation before the race. Scottsburg Mayor Bill Graham was the official starter for the 100 runners and walkers who participated. After the run/walk, participants enjoyed breakfast with The Friends of Hardy Lake at the Shelter House.
The organizations which participated in the Kiwanis 5K included Big Brothers Big Sisters, CASA, CRADLE, the Friends of Hardy Lake, Grace Christian Academy, the Key Club at Scottsburg High School, the Kiwanis Club of Scottsburg, the Lexington Good Faith Preschool, the Scottsburg United Methodist Church, the Scottsburg Warriors Booster Club, Special Olympics and the Youth Grantmaking Council.
Pacers and Racers donated equipment and signage for the run/walk. The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District was the location sponsor. The Friends of Hardy Lake were the breakfast sponsor. Grace Christian Academy donated granola bars. The Scottsburg United Methodist Church was the face painting sponsor. The United Way of Scott County was the water sponsor.
The financial sponsors were AAA Hoosier Motor Club, which also donated cups; Goat Milk Stuff, which also donated bars of soap; Nathan Thompson D.M.D. and Stanton Dunn D.D.S., dentists, who also donated lip balm; the Sunshine House Health Food Store, which also donated pens; Erick Mays; Kentuckiana Health Alliance; Scott Memorial Hospital; and Tina Konkler Healthy Solutions.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Clubs thanks everyone who ran or walked, those who made pledges and donated money, the volunteers and the sponsors, who together raised over $10,000 in the first Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk.