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Honorary Co-chairs Kick Off Hunger Hike


This year’s Honorary Co-chairs kicked off the 25 annual Hunger Hike at a special event last week. This year’s co-chairs are Purdue coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball) & Dave Kucik (rowing & crew). They both spoke passionately about the 25th annual Hunger Hike and how important it is to come together as a community to Fight Hunger.
They also put out a challenge to the entire community to start fundraising now and to beat last year’s Hunger Hike total of $114,000. Representatives from the three sponsoring organizations— Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center—also offered remarks and shared how important this fundraiser is to addressing the needs in our community and abroad.
At the end of the event, the Diamond & Gold Level Event Sponsors were thanked and acknowledged. The Diamond Level event sponsor is the Lafayette Life Foundation; and the Gold Level sponsors are Cook Medical, The Kroger Co. ( Pay Less Super Market) & Walmart/Sam’s Club. Please join us in thanking all of our corporate donors and support them if you have the opportunity. To see a list of our 2017 Hunger Hike Sponsors (so far), click HERE.
For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike see below or go to our website — www.hungerhike.org.

 


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Hunger Hike Co-chairs Kick Off Fundraising


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Recently there was a special Hunger Hike kick-off event and this year’s Honorary Co-chairs were introduced.

They are Purdue coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball), Dave Shondell (women’s volleyball) & Dave Kucik (rowing & crew). Coach Sharon Versyp & Coach Dave Kucik attended and spoke passionately about Hunger Hike and how important it is to come together as a community to Fight Hunger.

They put out a challenge to the entire community to start fundraising now and to beat last year’s Hunger Hike total of $101,000.

Representatives from the three sponsoring organizations—Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center—also offered remarks. At the end of the event, the Diamond & Gold Level event sponsors were thanked and acknowledged. The Diamond Level event sponsor is Walmart/Sam’s Club; and the Gold Level sponsors are Alcoa, Inc., Bison Financial Group, Cook Medical, and The Kroger Co. (Pay Less Super Market). Please join us in thanking all of our corporate donors and support them if you have the opportunity. To see a list of our 2016 Hunger Hike Sponsors (so far), click HERE.

See below for more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike 2016 or go to our website — www.hungerhike.org. To give to Hunger Hike, click HERE.


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{Pictured above L to R: Rob Pahl, St. Thomas Aquinas; Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; Coach Sharon Versyp; Coach Dave Kucik; and Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry}


 

Purdue Crew’s Row-A-Thon — Benefits LUM


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This Saturday (January 31) the Purdue Rowing Team will be rowing a marathon in support of the Lafayette Urban Ministry – Good Samaritan Fund.

Each January, the Purdue Rowing Team sponsors “Row-A-Thon” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. This year’s Row-a-thon details are as follows:


 

  • Event: Purdue Crew – Row-A-Thon
  • Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Place: Tippecanoe Mall, Lafayette – indoors near Macy’s

During “Row-a-thon” the co-ed team members row a marathon of 26 miles in three hours on indoor rowing machines. Robert Carmer, the Purdue Crew Club president, asks that “if you are financially able, please pull with us to support this effort…and show your support for your Purdue Crew Boilermakers as they pull for our community’s less fortunate.”

Donations may be made at the Row-A-Thon this Saturday or by mail. Checks should be made payable to Purdue Crew Club and mailed to Purdue Crew – Row-A-Thon, 355 N. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Please note: the funds raised from Row-a-thon will be split 50/50 between LUM and Purdue Crew Team.


Contacts:
Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
765.423.2691
jmicon@lumserve.org

David Kucik
Head Coach
Purdue Crew
dwk@purdue.edu


More information:
The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2014, the Good Samaritan Fund provided assistance 2,454 times and $128,805 was shared.