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Pathfinder raises $30,000 from Turkey Trot

Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019

In a check presentation on Monday, December 16, Pathfinder Services revealed that $30,669 was raised through the 15th Annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving, November 28. There were 1,046 people registered for the event, with all proceeds going to Kids Kampus in support of the children and families served.

“We are so grateful to our participants and sponsors who have helped make Turkey Trot a successful Thanksgiving tradition,” says Pathfinder Services president and CEO John Niederman. “It is great to see the same faces year after year and see families grow, as well as meet new people who are excited to begin a new tradition.”

Money raised through the event will create greater opportunity for children to benefit from the high-quality educational and nurturing environment provided at Kids Kampus. On hand for the check presentation were representatives of Pathfinder Services, Kids Kampus, host sponsor McDonald’s of Huntington, and sponsors Huntington County Community Foundation and PNC Bank.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus is an inclusive facility that serves children of all abilities in the same learning space. Kids Kampus has a Level 4 Pathways to Quality certification by the State of Indiana, which is the highest level, and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It offers part-time and full-time traditional child care to children through age 12 and Early Head Start, which is center-based, home-based, or a combination of the two and is offered at no cost to low-income and foster families in need of child care. EHS focuses on working with children from birth to age three and developing relationships with the parents, including prenatal moms.

In addition to host sponsor, McDonald’s of Huntington, other sponsors include Cardinal Family Medicine, PNC, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Rayco Home Services, Conner Insurance, Indiana Physical Therapy, Huntington County Community Foundation, Culp CPA Group, Edward Jones, Lutheran Health and Fred and Becky Scheiber.

For additional information, contact Nicole Hahn at (260) 355-2546 (office), (260) 519-3610 (cell), or nhahn@pathfinderservices.org.

Shown on the front row, from left, are Kids Kampus attendees Cason Carmichael and Dakota Richards. Back row, from left, includes Elizabeth Hire, director, Kids Kampus; Matt Ditzler, associate director, Huntington County Community Foundation; Michael Howell, executive director, Huntington County Community Foundation; Christina West, donor relations and events manager Pathfinder Services; Catherine Hill, vice president of client and community relations, PNC; Britt Sather, owner, McDonald’s of Huntington and John Niederman, president and CEO, Pathfinder Services.