BATAVIA UNITED WAY                                                                                           MAY 2015
In This Issue
Batavia Farmers' Market



Batavia United Way is partnering with the community to bring the following  FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES to the Batavia Farmers Market Saturday mornings this summer:


June 6 - 

Water Street Studios presents a "make & take" art project.


June 13- 

Simonetti Studios - Fun and Wacky Photo head shots.


June 2 - 

Katie Pillar Performance Art- Hoola Hoop lessons and demonstrations.


June 20-

 Baird & Warmer Face Painting


July 11 - 

BHS Girls Soccer - Radar speed kick.


July 25 - 

BHS Girls Soccer- Radar Speed Kick.


August 1- 

Tri City Family Services- activity TBD


August 15 - 

SCi-TECH- amazing science


August 29 - 

Tri City Family Services- activity TBD


September 12 - 

Chik Fil A  presents Spinning Wheel fun.



We would love to have your help with the upcoming Harlem Ambassadors event and/or the BatFest 5K/10K.
Do you have a little time and energy or know a student in need of Service hours?

Contact us:

To dedicated office volunteer Rose Marie Dillon and Mike Pappas for ongoing technology support .
Also, welcome Cathy McNally - Sponsorship Chair for the 10K.
We thank you and appreciate you!
World Record scooter ride challenge
The Finish line

On April 25, 170 adventurous scooter riders of all ages showed up for the quest to break a World Record.  Although 250 people registered for the event, rain and cold kept many home. 


Those in attendance had a great time riding, enjoying the exceptional DJ and the antics of event organizer and cheerleader extraordinaire Randy Simonian.


Special thanks to the Sponsors of this event including: The Giving Tree, Austin's Violin Shop, Artists View, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn,RED 27 Designs, 

Buttrey Wulff Mamminga Insurance, Music Matters, Schmanke Media, Kirby Built, Private Bank and The Shodeen Cororation.


Wear your red nose for a chance to win!

According to, "Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh." Originating in the United Kingdom 30 years ago, the nonprofit organization Comic Relief Inc. organizes Red Nose Day. The inaugural Red Nose Day in the United States is on May 21 and culminates with a three-hour entertainment special on NBC.  Proceeds from the event will be directed to 12 charities (including United Way) that aid children and young people world wide. Red noses are on sale at Walgreens for $1 with 50% of the proceeds going to Red Nose Day.


Drop off a 4 x 6" hard copy photo of you (or a group), wearing the red nose at either Rossario's Fine Jewelry, 60 N. Island Ave. or Aliano's Ristorante, 90 N. Island Ave. in  Batavia. Photos will be posted in storefront windows as they come in and should be clearly marked with a name and phone number on the back. On May 21, the day of the Red Nose entertainment special on NBC, all photos will go into a basket for raffle drawings.  Three winners will be pulled at 7:30 p.m. and will receive a $25 gift certificate to Aliano's.  


Where did you wear your red nose? Prom, mowing the yard, boating?



Save These October Dates for Fall Fun!

THE HARLEM AMBASSADORS - October 11, 2015 at BHS

Join us for a Sunday evening of wholesome family fun for all ages. This will be an entertaining basketball game (home team players to be announced!) filled with comedy, music, skits and interactive games with kids from the audience. 

This event is co-hosted by your Batavia Sports Boosters and Batavia United Way. The Harlem Ambassadors will be guests of Comfort Inn and Suites on Fabyan in Geneva during their stay and we are thankful for this tremendous support.  More info to come!



BATFEST 5K/10K and Kids Fun Run - October 24, 2015


There is no better time for a walk or run than a crisp fall day - especially when it is along the Fox River when the leaves are in full fall color.  Batavia United Way invites you to participate in the BatFest 5K/10K at the level of your choice. Following the run, bring your fans and cheerleaders to Pal Joey's for a Pancake Breakfast to relax and re-cap your morning.

In keeping with the BatFest theme, costumes will be encouraged for the Kids Fun Run.