Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Lakeland Area, Minocqua
Serving the Children of the World

Lakeland Area Kiwanis Get Your K's On

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We started the Get Your K's On run last year in 2013.  It was a huge success, with 150 runners, and it generated over $4000 for the Kiwanis Autism Project.  With the funds we raised last year and with the help of additional donations we were able to give 13 iPads to children with autism in 6 different area schools.

We have decided to make this run an annual event to be held the last Saturday in April, since April is Autism Awareness Month.  This year's event is on Saturday, April 26th.  The run will start at 1:00PM with registration starting at 10:00AM.  We will once again be supporting local autism projects for the Lakeland Area.

With your help, be it a sponsor, volunteer or just a participant, this is a great annual event to support autism and Autism Awareness.  we are a small club, and this event is so big we can't do it alone.  We first of all need volunteers - about 30 of them!  Next is runners, last year we had 150 runners and this year we want to see 200 runners!  And of course we can't do this without sponsors, so we need financial support as well.  And we will get it, why?  Because Elaine Bassett, a charter member of our club, described our club best - "We are small, but we are mighty!"

We want to make this run special, we want to make it fun and we want to make this run a challenge.  We want to make this a family event where kids and adults can both have fun.  We are holding the run at the Minocqua Park Complex which is out on Hwy 70 West where the old Circle M used to be.  There is plenty of parking available, there is a pavilion as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities.  For the 5K, we are going down Camp Pinemere Road which is full of hills, turns and beautiful scenery.  The 10K will included the same route, but we are adding portions of Sutton Road and Hower Road, which will have even more hills.  We are doing a 1K down Camp Pinemere and back, and we will also have kid sprints.  We are also going to have some entertainment to provide a nice atmosphere for the event.  So come out and enjoy the day and help support a great cause for our communities.

We hope to see you soon, so you can Get Your K's On!

Thank you,

Dan Brunette

And one last plug - WANT TO BE A MEMBER?  Our Kiwanis Club meets on the first 3 Thursday mornings at Perkins Restaurant in Woodruff at 7:30am.  The public is always invited, and if you want to help children, please consider a membership in Kiwanis.  "We may be small, but we are mighty!" (Elaine Bassett)


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