First Annual Katy Resurrection Run is Right Around the Corner

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The 1st Annual Katy Resurrection Run is only a few short months away. Title sponsors B&B Butchers and Restaurants along with the Run’s other sponsors hope you will join them in supporting Faith West’s Eagle Initiative on April 14, 2017.

“It is going to be a great event,” Benjamin Berg, B&B Butchers & Restaurant proprietor said. “It is going to be a great day with your family. We are excited for it and hope everyone will come out for the Run.”

For all of the Run’s generous sponsors, supporting the event was an easy decision because of the large impact Faith West’s Eagle Initiative makes. The Eagle Initiative is Faith West’s outreach to the community where they give Faith West camp and school scholarships, and partner with numerous community organizations to make a difference.

“With everything that we do here at the restaurant and I do personally in my life, it is all really about giving back,” Berg said. “Especially to organizations whose values and missions are like the ones the Run supports.”

Organizations the Eagle initiative benefits include Caring 4 Katy, Good Shepherd, Sunshine Kids and Sunshine Thru the Rain. The Eagle Initiative’s impact is far reaching as some of the organizations benefit children and families from downtown Houston to the greater area.

“It is really great when you can find something to sponsor and get involved with that makes sense and everyone within the restaurant and our family can get behind,” Berg said. “It makes it easy and a no brainer. We are honored and excited to be a part of it.”

Besides title sponsors, B&B Butchers and Restaurants, there are several businesses from the greater Katy area who are supporting the Run. Sponsors have found a way to use their individual gifts as a business to help support the Run.

The agency Adwebvertising has generated the Run’s website, graphics and all promotional materials. Adwebvertising has been involved from the beginning and were eager to support the cause.

“As a member of the core team, it is our goal to simply serve in any capacity where our gifts and talents can be utilized for the benefit of the Run and the glory of God,” Nick Covanes, Adwebvertising CEO and creative director said.

Besides supporting the Eagle Initiative, Adwebvertising was even more excited to be a part of the Run because of what the Run will be celebrating that day – the Easter story.

“The theme of the Run is very central to our foundational beliefs as a company,” Covanes said. “As believers in Christ we look forward to celebrating the resurrection with others in our community.”

Media sponsors for the event include Covering Katy and The Katy News. Both organizations will be sharing all of the latest details and information about the Run on their Facebook pages and websites.

“Covering Katy likes to give back to our community,” Dennis Spellman, founder and editor-in-chief of Covering Katy said. “We are excited that advertising on our website will help Faith West Academy raise money to do good things in Katy.”

Each of the Run’s sponsors genuinely care about the community of Katy and want to be able to help those in the community who need it the most. Pat Wilson, The Katy News owner and publisher feels fortunate to be able to be a part of ministering to the needs of families in the area.

“The support from our community provides the funds to provide a ministry to children who are facing painful and difficult things in their lives,” Wilson said. “The Katy News wanted to be a part of this event to provide awareness to our community about these type of organizations, as well.”

Another sponsor using their gifts to help ensure the Run is fun and safe is ER Katy. They are providing a staffed medical tent, an on-site ambulance and paramedics for the Run. Jason Brown, ER Katy general manger hopes the event raises awareness and funding for the wonderful causes the Run supports.

“We are looking forward to meeting everyone who comes out to the Run,” Brown said, “and taking part in an event where the proceeds go toward such good causes!”

The Run will be held on the Faith West Academy campus located at 2225 Porter Rd. Katy, TX 77493. Families can choose just how much running they would like to do. There will be a 5K run starting at 9 a.m. and a 1K walk/run starting at 10 a.m.

“I love the fact that we are keeping the community healthy and focusing on our Lord and Savior at the same time,” said State Farm Insurance Agent Matt Schomburg, who is a bronze sponsor for the Run. “This event will give all that come out an opportunity to bond with family and enjoy celebrating the season.”

After the races, participants will be able to continue the fun with live music and great food generously provided by our sponsors. Bronze sponsor, State Representative John Zerwas hopes this event will allow people to get outdoors, exercise, and meet people all while supporting a cause greater than each of us.

Belhaven University – Houston plans to have a team of runners come out to the event. Pete Deegan, Belhaven University director, said he enjoys running and if he is able to run for a cause it is even better.   

“We believe it’s our mission to go out into the world and serve,” Deegan said. “This is one venue that we are able to complete that mission.”

Faith West is beyond thankful for the support of the Run, but is even more excited to be a part of an event that brings families together to celebrate Christ.

“I am excited to bring the community together for a fun family event and enjoy some of the earliest spring days,” Kirk Rightmire, Faith West public relations director said. “We hope everyone will join us to spend a few hours exercising, fellowshipping, and enjoying other family activities.”

The Run will also be a debut event for the beautiful 32-acre campus of Faith West. The day will be nothing short of a good time with all of the fun planned.

“We hope families in Katy will start a new Good Friday tradition by celebrating the Easter season with us at the Resurrection Run,” Joseph Menslage, Katy/Fort Bend Christian Magazines publisher and Katy Resurrection Run founder said.

For more information about the Resurrection Run, visit resurrectionrunkaty.com.