2nd Annual 5K Cross Country Race a Success
On the cool morning of Saturday, September 22, the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation (EPSF) and Elkhorn Soccer Club hosted the 2nd Annual 5K Cross Country Race to support Special Education programs in the Elkhorn community. More than 100 runners of all ages participated in the event at Elkhorn High School.
To kick off the morning, 30 children, ages 12 and under, raced in the 100-yard "Kids Dash." ESC players Claire Niehaus and Mia Turner took first and second place, respectively. Following the Kids Dash, 83 5K runners and walkers took their marks at the starting line. Spencer Stednitz led the pack to the finish line with a time of 20:40.
The stadium was also home to several of our sponsors that morning. There were 21 sponsors who donated to the cause. We can't thank them enough for helping to make this event such a success. Please see below for a list of our sponsors.
Overall, the EPSF and ESC raised over $6,000 to benefit Special Education programs in the Elkhorn Community! EPSF funds will support grant requests from EPS Special Education teachers, which have included thematic language and cross-curricular activities, equipment for sensory processing needs, toys for play skills therapy and much more. ESC funds will be used for our new High 5 program - a program for the adaptive athlete that focuses on 5 skill sets: motor, sensory, social, emotional and soccer.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support this wonderful cause! We will see you next year!
Platinum Sponsor: Elkhorn Training Camp
Gold Sponsors: CHI Health Lakeside, Brain Balance, Coerver® Coaching, and Nebraska Realty
Silver Sponsors: Inspro Insurance, Woodhouse, NE Realty - Chuck Burney, 3D Dental, Thrive Space, Ortho Nebraska, Panera and Swimtastic Swim School
Bronze Sponsors: Nebraska Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Club Pilates, Union Bank & Trust Company, Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic, Johnson Snack Supply, Hy-Vee 156th & Maple