This past Saturday, August 3, 2013, Kenaitze Indian Tribe had their first Superhero 5K to support their CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) program. The turnout for this event was more than we thought possible for our first time organizing a run/walk. In the end, 69 people registered and we raised more money than we projected. The success of this event is credited to the generous outpouring of donations and support from the communities of Kenai and Soldotna.
Major sponsors of the event include Spenard Builders Supply, Renewal Skin Care Studios, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Odie’s Deli, Fred Meyer, Three Bears Alaska, Country Foods, Safeway (Soldotna), Sportsman’s Warehouse, Peninsula Athletic Club, Walmart, and McDonald’s (Kenai). These sponsors helped provide prizes for our costume competition, food and beverages for our barbeque, equipment and supplies for the run, and coupons/incentives for participants. We also appreciate the Peninsula Clarion and KDLL public radio for their help with educating the public about the race and CASA.
To these sponsors and to all of the participants we say chiqinik – thank you. Thank you for your generosity and for your continued support. With the money raised from this event we will be able to provide approximately five children with a new CASA volunteer. We look forward to continued partnerships as the Superhero 5K for CASA becomes an annual event for Kenaitze Indian Tribe.