2019 Turkey Trot raises $30,669 for Kids Kampus

Pathfinder Services announced on Dec. 16 that $30,669 was raised for its children’s facility, Kids Kampus, at the 15th annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. Pictured at the announcement are (front row from left) Kids Kampus attendees Cason Carmichael and Dakota Richards; and (back row from left) Kids Kampus Director Elizabeth Hire; Huntington County Community Foundation Associate Director Matt Ditzler; Huntington County Community Foundation Executive Director Michael Howell; Pathfinder Services Donor Relations and Events Manager Christina West; PNC Vice President of Client and Community Relations Catherine Hill; McDonald’s of Huntington Owner Britt Sather; and Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman.
Pathfinder Services announced on Dec. 16 that $30,669 was raised for its children’s facility, Kids Kampus, at the 15th annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. Pictured at the announcement are (front row from left) Kids Kampus attendees Cason Carmichael and Dakota Richards; and (back row from left) Kids Kampus Director Elizabeth Hire; Huntington County Community Foundation Associate Director Matt Ditzler; Huntington County Community Foundation Executive Director Michael Howell; Pathfinder Services Donor Relations and Events Manager Christina West; PNC Vice President of Client and Community Relations Catherine Hill; McDonald’s of Huntington Owner Britt Sather; and Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman. Photo provided.

In a check presentation on Monday, Dec. 16, Pathfinder Services revealed that $30,669 was raised through the 15th annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28.

A total of 1,046 people registered for the event, with all proceeds going toward Kids Kampus, in support of the children and families it serves.
“We are so grateful to our participants and sponsors who have helped make Turkey Trot a successful Thanksgiving tradition,” said Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman. “It is great to see the same faces year after year and see families grow, as well as meet new people who are excited to begin a new tradition.”

Money raised through the event will create greater opportunity for children to benefit from the educational and nurturing environment provided at Kids Kampus.

On hand for the check presentation were representatives from Pathfinder Services, Kids Kampus, host sponsor McDonald’s of Huntington and sponsors Huntington County Community Foundation and PNC Bank.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus is an inclusive facility that serves children of all abilities in the same learning space. Kids Kampus has a Level 4 Pathways to Quality certification by the State of Indiana, which is the highest level, and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It offers part-time and full-time traditional child care to children through age 12 and Early Head Start, which is center-based, home-based or a combination of the two and is offered at no cost to low-income and foster families in need of child care.
EHS focuses on working with children from birth to age 3 and developing relationships with the parents, including prenatal moms.

In addition to host sponsor McDonald’s of Huntington, other sponsors included Cardinal Family Medicine, PNC, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Rayco Home Services, Conner Insurance, Indiana Physical Therapy, Huntington County Community Foundation, Culp CPA Group, Edward Jones, Lutheran Health and Fred and Becky Scheiber.