VNU Run Walk and Roll set for Saturday June 7th

2014 VNU run walk roll logoRunners, walkers & wheelchair operators of all ages are encouraged to join the fun while supporting adults with disabilities. Village Northwest Unlimited of Sheldon will be hosting its 9th Annual Benefit Run, Walk and Roll on Saturday, June 7. This year’s event sponsors are Sheldon Family Dental Clinic, Sanford Sheldon, Sanford Health, Ag Partners, Freed Family, Siouxland Fabricating, Demco, Drenkow Motors, HyVee, K-T Industries, Northwest Décor, Den Hartog Industries, De Koter, Thole, & Dawson, P.L.C., Gesink & Vander Wilt Agency, American State Bank, Iowa State Bank and Pluim Publishing. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Stacie Jorgensen, Director of Advancement.

The event will again be using the services of All Sport Central and their chip timing system which will provide fast and accurate finish results. Additional runners are needed and encouraged to participate. There will be a 5K and 10K run and a 1 mile walk/roll. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female winners and medals to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age category in the 5K and 10K races. In addition, all paid participants will receive a specially designed t-shirt made from moisture-wicking fabric.

Pre-registration is encouraged before June 6. Packet pick-up for 5K and 10K participants will be Friday, June 6, 4pm-5:30pm, at the Wansink Center on the grounds of Village Northwest. Due to the usage of the ChampionChip® timing system please make every attempt to get your packet on Friday because there will be limited time available for packet pick-up on Saturday morning. Packet pickup on Saturday will be from 6:45am to 7:30am.

You can contact Village Northwest for a registration form or register online at Entry fees are $25.00 if postmarked by May 16, 2014, $30 between May 17-23, or $35.00 after May 23, 2014. In addition, participants have the opportunity to obtain pledges from family members, friends and neighbors. So sign up today and join us in our continuing effort to providing quality services and enhancing the lives of the 180 individuals with disabilities who are served at Village Northwest Unlimited.

Village Northwest Unlimited is nationally recognized as one of the premier providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Village Northwest Unlimited builds successful lives for 180 individuals by providing opportunities and choices in residential, vocational and social programs while fulfilling its mission of providing Purpose, Privacy and Dignity for all people.

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