Rainbows Run 2018

Reaches Milestone

RAINBOWS RUN RAISES $20,300 MILESTONE IN
SUPPORT OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN BUTLER COUNTY

Augusta, KS – More than 250 people participated in Rainbows Run events Saturday, May 5 in Augusta. Both the family fun walk and the timed 5K took place on city streets.

Net proceeds of more than $20,300 will benefit children birth – 21 with special needs served through Rainbows’ two Butler County services: Targeted Case Management, and Bright Beginnings Infant/Toddler Services. “This amount is an all-time event milestone,” said Angela Kessler, Rainbows’ Vice President of Development. “We appreciate the commitment of community support for Rainbows’ services throughout Butler County.”

Overall male 5K winner was Aaron Powers with a time of 24:07 minutes, and the overall female 5K winner was Lilliana Bohlken with a time of 24:05 minutes.

5K age group finishers were:

Under 12   Cooper Stueven        Bronalea Thies
13 – 19      Dale Eastman           Sophie Stueven
20 – 29      Cortlan Williams        Raegan Hermreck
30 – 39      Juan Forero              Alisa Gabel    
40 – 49      Blair Stueven            Joan Reichardt
50 – 59      David Oles                Gia Garner     
60 +           Jeff Dunagan            Debbie Dunagan

Awards went to:
Most contributions, Individual: Susan Harsh
Most contributions, Team: U13 Lady Raptors Soccer Team
Largest team: U13 Lady Raptors Soccer Team
Costume Contest: everyone who sported their colorful gear was a winner

This year’s event featured children’s activities, B98 personalities Lukas and Careth, FlutterBye Mobile Diner, contests, and music.

More than 100 volunteers came together in support of the event. Volunteer groups from Augusta High School NHS, Sunflower Bank, Augusta Dillons, McConnell Air Force Base, Army National Guard, White Eagle Credit Union, and Rotary Club of Andover were on hand to help make the event a success. 

“It’s great to see the Butler County community and our Rainbows’ families come out and celebrate together,” said Deb Voth, Rainbows United President. “The city of Augusta and Lincoln Elementary School were wonderful hosts.”

Rainbows Run Sponsors are: Vess Oil Corporation, Parks Motors, Heartland Homecare Services - A Long Term Care Pharmacy, Kansas Gas Service, A Division of ONE Gas, Andover State Bank, INTRUST Bank, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, Rotary Club of Andover, Art of Life Chiropractic, Cox Communications, Koch Industries, The Timer Guys, B98 and The Wichita Eagle. Additional sponsors are: White Eagle Credit Union, HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining LLC, Lane Enterprises, Albert Hogoboom Oilfield Trucking, Inc., Cox Machine Inc., Commerce Bank, El Dorado Clinic, PA and others.