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14th Annual Blazin’ Hot 5K a huge success!

Published on August 10, 2013

Thank you to everyone that came out to Wegerzyn Gardens on August 9th to support Building Bridges at our 14th Annual Blazin' Hot 5K! Thanks to the runners/walkers & all of our sponsors, we raised over $10,000.00. This will support our 2 largest Work Therapy Groups for 1 year!!  You have made such a difference in the lives of the kids we serve!

To see race results, visit Speedy Feet's website at

To see all of the wonderful photos from the evening, please visit our Facebook page at:  While you are are on our Facebook page, please take a moment to "Like" us and then share it on your wall so your friends can "Like" us too!  We would greatly appreciate it!

We can't begin to express how much we appreciate everyone that was involved in making the night such a huge success!  We would like to thank the following people:

Over 40 volunteers that worked before during and after the event
The 5K planning committee
The LaSertoma group for organizing all of the food and making the fruit kabobs, salads & cookies
Cottman's Towing, Karen Reigelsperger & the Iota Phi Theta fraternity for donating money to pay for the sandwiches and soda
McDonald's of Englewood for donating ice, water and cups
Ritter's of Kettering for the yummy ice cream
Building Bridges Work Therapy staff & kids for setting everything up for the 5K
Awesome Community Based Services probation staff
Speedy Feet for overseeing the race
Trophy Sports for making our shirts & medals
Uncommonly Creative Printing for making our sponsor thank you sign

Thank you to the following Sponsors for your very generous support!

Support Air
Butler Auto Bath
The Henson Family in honor of Ron Reigelsperger
Hammerman, Graf, Hughes & Company
Walker Toyota
Houser Asphalt & Concrete
Kentner Sellers CPAs
Jack & Luann Eddington
The Sertoma Club of Dayton
LaSertoma Club of Dayton
In Loving Memory of “Totsy"
Normandy United Methodist Women
The Kroger Company
Kaplan College
Premier Health
Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio, Inc. Stephen B. Levitt, M.D.
Miller Valentine
We would also like to thank the following business that donated door prizes and raffle items:

Beats Headphones & earbuds from Matt Riffle
10 pound chocolate bar donated by Kate Craft
Helzberg Diamonds
Dorothy Lane Market
Archer's Tavern
DonorPerfect Software
GZK Inc: Arby's & Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Cassano's Pizza

The vision of Building Bridges is to save the lives of kids who have found themselves in extremely difficult circumstances and need a second chance to make better choices, turn their lives around and find lasting success.  Knowing that they have people in their corner that care about them and support their efforts helps build their sense of self worth and aids in their attempt to "do the next right thing" and make wise choices.  These wise choices lead to positive change and success! 

Thank you again for participating in this year's 5K.....  you have made a difference in the lives of the kids at Building Bridges!  We look forward to seeing you next year at the 15th Annual Blazin' Hot 5K!

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