May Newsletter

The 40th Annual Bowling for Kids Event

We thank everyone who made the CMC Bowling For Kids Event AMAZING! Thank you to our planning committee: Suzanne Crouch, Nichol Gray, Kellie Bibler, Michelle Brandt, Melissa Johnston, Dawn Prichard, Josh Reams, Mike Newcomer, Emily Haag, Don Williams, Chuck Clapper, and Dave Beltz. We would also like to thank everyone who volunteered at the event to make things run smoothly. Our guest announcers were Rex Howard, Don Masters, Jack Marshall and Sheriff Heldman. It was a record breaking year raising over $85,000! Thank You.

2023 Mentor Alley Sponsors:

Express Employment Professionals

Giles Property Inspection

Congratulations to the 2023 Battle Winners

Battle of the Bank

Premier Bank

Battle of the High School Mentors

Millstream Career Center - Teaching Professions

Battle of the Pizzeria

Heavenly Pizza

Battle of the Badges

Hancock County Sheriff Department

Battle of the Brokerages

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koehler Realty

View Bowling For Kids Pictures

Thank you Kate!

We want to take a moment to thank Kate for her commitment to the kids in Hancock County for the past four years. Kate will be relocating to the Toledo area. She started with CMC as a social work intern from the University of Findlay the spring semester of 2019 and transitioned into her case manager role in May 2019. Kate has led our school-based programs at Glenwood, Donnell, Wilson Vance, Cory Rawson, and Bigelow Hill. Kate helped us to navigate and make adjustments in programming through COVID restrictions. She has supported mentors in our community program. She enjoys not only preparing for group activities but sitting down with the kids to see things from their perspective. We would like to wish Kate the best of luck. She will be greatly missed by everyone at CMC.

Join us at our next Mentor Meet N' Mingle

Mentor Meet N' Mingle

We invite our mentors to join us for our monthly Meet N' Mingle. Our Meet N' Mingle gathering allows mentors to connect and share ideas. In June, Michelle Rumschlag from the Hancock County Parks District will join us to share many opportunities to participate with your mentee. Talk with other mentors. Plan summer fun together. Bring someone you think would be a great mentor. Mentor Meet N' Mingle is open to all past and current mentors and anyone who wants to learn more about mentoring. We would love to catch up with any Big Brothers, Big Sisters, or Children's Mentoring Connection Alumni.

Date: Monday, June 12, 2023

Time: 5:30 - 7 pm

Location: Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwood Ave. Findlay, Ohio

Watch for upcoming events

RSVP Meet N Mingle

May Adventures for Mentees and Mentors

Open for all mentor and mentee matches

Our upcoming adventures are ones you want to take advantage of. 

We start the month with Outdoor games at Miracle Park. The Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park of Findlay is part of Findlay's Flag City Sports Complex. The Miracle Park provides a safe and fun environment where those with special needs can play baseball in their own stadium. The park includes a Miracle Field and Miracle Playground. Miracle Playground is a playground for all ages and all abilities. The Miracle Park is home to the Miracle League of Findlay. We will start the night by talking with the mentees about the importance of this park for people in our community and then have fun playing various outdoor games.

Join us for dinner at our Chipotle Fundraiser on 5/13 from 4 - 8 pm. Check out our Facebook page for the flyer you must show when you arrive. Tell them you are supporting Children's Mentoring Connection. If ordering online, use code FB99RG8

We have been waiting to bring this adventure to you since April 2020. This event is made possible by the Marathon Classic grant. Imagination Station is coming to us to share a variety of STEM activities. This is great for kids of all ages, and adults will love it too.

Our summer adventures will be coming soon. One of the first things we will do is partner with XT Fitness, The City of Findlay Recreation Department, Heavenly Pizza, Iron Sharpens Iron, and Mad Hatter for the Family Fitness Fair. Join us for the afternoon of Family Fitness Fun at XT Fitness. Any proceeds raised a the event will benefit Children's Mentoring Connection.

Be sure to RSVP for our events, so we have plenty of supplies.

RSVP May Adventures

CMC is accepting applications for volunteers and mentees!

Did you know?

CMC has a 4-H Club open for Mentors and Mentees to join.

Sabrina Kirk is the leader of the CMC Town and Country Kids 4-H Club, which is open to any of our community mentors and mentees and is the link to their Facebook page.

4-H Club Link

Now that the weather is warmer, they are beginning to meet and plan activities. Each mentee selects a project they are interested in. Examples are Animal Science, Communications, Photography, Cake Decorating, Sewing, Food/Nutrition, Health/Fitness, Leadership, Money Management, Biking, Gardening, and many more. Members have opportunities for Summer Camp as well. Nikki can help you get started. 

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