Folk Fest Fondo Check Presented To Sisters of St. Benedict


Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo committee members, Dubois County Tourism Representatives, and a number of sisters of St. Benedict looked on as Chris Welp, secretery of DC Multisport, presented a $5,000 check to Sister Barbara C. Schmitz, representing the Sisters of St. Benedict’s Family Scholar House. (center).

FERDINAND (From Sources) – Proceeds from the 3rd annual Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo were presented to the Sisters of St. Benedict this morning at the Monastery Immaculate Conception.
Sisters and key partners for the Folk Fest Fondo and the Sisters’ Family Scholar House were present as DC Multisport board member Chris Welp and committee members for the cycling event presented a $5,000 check to Sister Barbara C. Schmitz, a Sister of the Monastery Immaculate Conception and representative for the Family Scholar House Program.

During the check presentation ceremonies Folk Fest Fondo sponsors and community partners were thanked, including Dubois County Visitors Center, Randy Norris Mind, Body and Spirit Community Foundation Endowment, Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Beck and Loechte, Jasper Group, J.H. Rudolph and Company, Sternberg Automotive Group, Webb Wheel Specialty Truck, Buechlein and Associates, Dubois R.E.C., SERVUS, and Tin Lizzie’s Home Décor and Gifts.

Proceeds from the event were given to the Sisters for their Family Scholar House program, which is changing lives, families and communities through education, case management, family support, and eventually, housing, for qualifying single-parents. Their mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. The program has touched over 90 single parent families in the past three years.

DC Multisport’s mission is to promote Health and Wellness while giving back to the communities. To achieve a more philanthropic role, each event has a benefactor with proceeds going to a charitable cause. In total, DC Multisport has been able to give $82,342.77 to community causes since its first event, the 2012 Heartland Half Marathon.

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