Kiwanis Ball Race yields winners and cash for youth programs
More than 4,000 bouncing balls caromed down North Hyland Park Drive at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, for the annual Kiwanis Club Strawberry Days Ball Race. Three months of preparation by Glenwood Springs Kiwanis members came to fruition in fewer than five minutes, as the red, yellow, green, purple and blue balls raced from the gateway down the steep street and into the chute that separated winners from losers.This year, a yellow ball was the winner.The event represents an opportunity where winning is great, but participation is an even greater thrill: Everyone who bought tickets supports Kiwanis children’s programs. The service club spends about $20,000 each year to support the youth of the community. Proceeds from events like the Ball Race determine the amount the club can award.Programs include:• Terrific Kids, which rewards elementary school students for good behavior.• Builders Club, which helps middle school students begin to develop leadership skills in community service projects. • Key Club, which exposes high school students to community service projects as well as state and national leadership programs. In addition, Kiwanis provides college scholarships to graduating high school seniors, bike helmets at several safety events, opportunities for performance in Stars of Tomorrow, support for the high school Mock Trial team and the WindWalker Equine Therapy Program, and others.
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Scott Ely founded Sunsense Solar 30 years and initially operated as a one-man crew. His focus was installing solar electric systems on backwoods cabins off the grid. Now the company’s work includes some of the biggest solar farms in the region.