Fondo Gives Back

Sisters from the Monastery of Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, and key partners for the Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo and the Family Scholar House, gathered late this morning as proceeds from the third annual Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo were presented to the Sisters of St. Benedict.

Dubois County Multisport board member Chris Welp and committee members for the cycling event presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Sister Barbara Schmitz, a Sister of the Monastery and representative for the Sisters of St. Benedict Family Scholar House Program who benefitted from the program.

The Family Scholar House is changing lives, families and communities through education, case management, family support, and eventually, housing, for qualifying single-parents.

Sister Barbara says their mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform the community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. She says today’s donation is a much welcomed, much needed gift.

The Sisters of St. Benedict’s Family Scholar House program has touched over 90 single parent families in the past three years.

Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo sponsors and community partners were thanked for their support and generosity which made the event and charitable donation possible.

Meanwhile, 2015 proved to be a successful year for DC Multisport with the completion of four events, including the fourth annual Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, Team Challenge & Kids Fun Run, the annual Dubois County Youth Triathlon & Duathlon, the annual Strassenfest Bicycle Ride, and of course the third annual Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo cycling event.

DC Multisport’s mission is to promote Health & Wellness while giving back to our 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 well over 82-thousand dollars to community causes since its first event, the 2012 Heartland Half
Marathon.

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