Project #3: Greater Wichita YMCA – Strong Kids’ Campaign
Greater Wichita YMCA’s annual Strong Kids’ Campaign kicked off on January 1, 2011 with the 8th Annual Frosty 5K. This annual campaign raises funds for the YMCA’s numerous programs that benefit low income families in the Wichita community including free water safety classes, job preparatory training, early learning child care centers, summer day camps, before and after school programs, and need-based program scholarships. An estimated 65,000 kids and adults will receive free or assisted programs this year made possible with funds raised from the Strong Kids’ Campaign.
KMAZ Legal Assistant, Andrea Johnson, has volunteered her time to the YMCA for over 15 years. As both an instructor and volunteer, she has given to the Strong Kids’ Campaign since she began with the YMCA in 1996. She has served as a volunteer for the Frosty 5K each year since its inception and this year was no different. In support of her efforts, KMAZ runners Greg Klenda, Chris McElgunn, Michelle Brenwald and Jim Thompson, participated in the run, braving 16 degree windy weather at the start of the race. No one succumbed to the elements, and a great time was had by all.
Race participants from left to right: Jim Thompson, Shealene Woods, Michelle Brenwald, Mara McElgunn, Chris McElgunn, and Greg Klenda.