Another Great Year for Charitable Giving and Supporting Wellness

Jasper – (NNDC)

This past year, DC Multisport continued in pursuit of its mission of promoting health and wellness while giving back to the Dubois County communities. Since DC Multisport’s formation in April of 2012, the organization has been able to give $142,059.63 to local charities.  Newsnow had a chance to talk with Kevin Manley with the Dubois County Visitors Center / DC Multisport about DC Multisport  and some of the future projects DC Multisport is hoping to accomplish.

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On July 22, 2017, DC Multisport’s annual Dubois County Youth Triathlon, Duathlon,
and Team Relay occurred at the Huntingburg City Park with 70 participants aged 6 to
14 competing on the course. The course features distances customized based on the
age of the participant and aspects of swimming, biking, and running. Proceeds from
this event totaled $3,000, of which $2,000 was donated to the Mentors for Youth.
Mentors for Youth enhances the lives of many individuals through their various
mentoring programs and activities.



The remaining $1,000 was donated to the Huntingburg Teen Outback. This donation will be used in support of the Teen Outback’s healthy eating / active living initiative, focusing on children’s nutrition.


On August 6, 118 cyclist joined in the annual Strassenfest Bike Ride, featuring multiple routes to accommodate all levels of riders. Proceeds from the Strassenfest Bike Ride cover general DC Multisport expenses throughout the year.

On September 2, the annual Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge occurred throughout the city of Jasper with a total of 593 participants, 179 of which were out of the county. The participants came from 10 different states: Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. Memorial Hospital is the corporate sponsor for the Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge.

$12,000 in proceeds from this 2017 event will go toward the replacement of a Holter
scanning device at Memorial Hospital’s Phillip R. Dawkins Heart & Vascular Center.
This device records heart rhythms for diagnosis and medication evaluation, and helps
detect “hidden bursts” of atrial fibrillation.

$14,000 in proceeds from the 2016 Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge
went toward the purchase of a Sonosite Ultrasound machine that helps locate veins
for stent and IV placement. Other past purchases also include a stepper and books
and videos in the lending library for cardiac rehab patients.

It is important to note that DC Multisport would not be able to hold these events without the many sponsors and volunteers. The DC Multisport Board thanks each company or individual that has helped in supporting these health focused events and allows DC Multisport to give to these charitable organizations.

DC Multisport also hosts the Jingle Bell Jog, hikes with entry costs being food items to give to the Dubois County Food Bank, and other health-related activities. The organization also promotes other fitness events on their website and on social media in its goal to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Please, visit the website,, to see the list of fitness events and “like” DC Multisport on Facebook. Contact DC Multisport if you have a fitness event you wish to have promoted.

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