90 Compete in Kiwanis 5K at Hardy Lake
On a beautiful summer morning ninety runners and walkers competed in the Kiwanis 5K For The Kids on Saturday, August 27th, at Hardy Lake State Park. Sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, the run/walk was an event to raise funds to benefit the children of Scott County.
Evan Kiefer was the first male finisher. Abby Coulson was the first female finisher. Garry Urbano was the first walker to finish. Adam DePriest, pushing his daughter Hattie in a stroller, was the first to finish in that category, edging out Brent Jameson pushing his son Nash, in an exciting dash to the finish line. Each winner received a $25 gift certificate from Pacers and Racers.
Individuals were able to get personal sponsors, and all of the money they raised went to the organization of their choice. The participating organizations included CASA of Scott County, Diamond Dance Centre, Lexington Good Faith Pre School, Scottsburg Soccer Club, Scottsburg High School Boys Basketball Team, Scottsburg High School Key Club, Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club, Scottsburg United Methodist Church and the United Way of Scott County. In addition to funds received from personal sponsors, the participating organizations kept $10 for every person that they registered.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awarded $100 to organizations which excelled in getting personal sponsors in four categories. Pictured are from left to right Valerie Wilson (Scottsburg United Methodist Church), Kelly Shelhammer (CASA), Kira Shelhammer (CASA), Kiwanis President David Wilson, Kathy Collingwood (CASA) and Wesley Wooten (SHS Key Club). Valerie Wilson, representing the Scottsburg United Methodist Church, raised the most money from personal sponsors. Rachel Pelfrey, representing the Scottsburg High School Key Club, had the most personal sponsors. CASA was the organization which raised the most money from personal sponsors. The Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club was the organization which had the most personal sponsors. Organizations were eligible to win in only one category.
The Kiwanis 5K For The Kids was made possible by the generosity of the sponsors, including Diamond Dance Centre, Friends of Hardy Lake, Goat Milk Stuff, Goin’ Postal, Kentuckiana Health Alliance, dentists Dr. Nathan Thompson and Dr. Stanton Dunn, Pacers and Racers, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District, Scott Memorial Hospital, Scottsburg United Methodist Church, Sunshine House Health Food Store and the United Way of Scott County.
After the race everyone was invited to enjoy an open-air breakfast with The Friends of Hardy Lake at the Shelter House.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club congratulates all of the individuals, organizations and sponsors who participated in the Kiwanis 5K For The Kids. The greatest winners were the children of Scott County.