Pathfinder Kids Kampus Receives $6,093 from Turkey Trot Proceeds

Pathfinder Kids Kampus received a check from McDonald’s Denise Sather, MarkleBank’s Lee Pasko, and El Shaddai’s Jason Fields on Wednesday, January 20th for $6,093 for proceeds raised at the child care center’s Turkey Trot fundraiser on Thanksgiving.Lisa Mettler, Administrator of Pathfinder Kids Kampus, and John Niederman, President of Pathfinder Services along with several children from Pathfinder Kids Kampus accepted the check on behalf of the child care center.

The Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot generated over $6,093 towards the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Scholarship fund. Overall, the race had 337 Runners and 57 Walkers participate in the race, an increase of over 110 participants from last year’s race.

McDonald’s was the host sponsor of the race and donated all of the t-shirts, cash prizes to award winners and provided breakfast and the facilities for race participants. MarkleBank was another sponsor of the event and El Shaddai produced the t-shirts at a discounted rate for the event. Custom Craft donated the trophies to all winners while the Kil-So-Quah roadrunners and Bishop Luers Track Club timed the event.  The 2010 Turkey Trot is set to take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 2010.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus recently received a grant for over $1.2 million over 18 months to provide Early Head Start Services in Huntington County. These funds were made available through the American Recovery and Investment Act. Beginning April 1st Pathfinder Kids Kampus will be providing three inclusive FREE program options, home based, combination (part day program) and center based care for 76 new children birth to three (3) years and expectant mothers who meet the eligibility requirements.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Huntington, offers early intervention services along with child care and preschool services for children from infancy to age 12.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Paths to QUALITY Provider and is the only licensed child care center in Huntington County.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at and is a division of Pathfinder Services, a not-for-profit human and community development agency based in Huntington and serving Northeast Indiana.