CREEK RUN RAISES OVER $10,000 AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
The 12th annual James Peterson Memorial Fish Fry & Cornhole Tournament event, hosted by Creek Run at the corporate headquarters on August 10, 2018, was a successful and eventful day. Creek Run employees, family, clients, and contractors had the opportunity to participate in many events throughout the day, as well as partake in a delicious lunch featuring Mike Zimmerman’s famous fried fish. The event offered something for everyone: adults played in the cornhole tournament and bid on silent auction items while kids leaped around in the bounce house and enjoyed a nature presentation by Curt Burnette, a Limberlost Site Naturalist.
This year’s event allowed guests to donate funds to two worthy causes: the Friends of the Limberlost organization and the Creek Run Scholarship fund. James Peterson, the former owner of Jay Petroleum and one of Creek Run’s founders, admired and supported the Friends of the Limberlost, and Creek Run honors his legacy each year by supporting this foundation. The newly created Creek Run Scholarship Fund offers financial support for dependents of Creek Run employees at the collegiate level.
Through sponsorships and donations received during the online silent auction, an employee money jar challenge, cake walk, 5K run/walk, 50/50 drawing, chipping game, car/motorcycle cruise-in, and raffle, we raised $8,197 for the Friends of the Limberlost and $2,478 for the Creek Run Scholarship fund, for a grand total of $10,675! We were also proud to award our first two Creek Run scholarships to Zachary Parks and Reilly Livingston.
Creek Run would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all of the sponsors, volunteers, and participants of this year’s Fish Fry & Cornhole Tournament for your generosity and support. We are already looking forward to next year’s event and hope to see you there!