Thursday, June 09, 2011


ELYRIA – Flanked by members of the Elyria Police Department, Wendy & Scott Wolfe of Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub in Elyria presented a check in the amount of $2828.00 to Officer Jim Welsh for the 2nd Annual James A. Kerstetter 5K Run / Family Walk as part of their sponsorship.

Throughout the month of May Wolfey’s donated 10% of all their sales, open to close, on each Tuesday to the K5K. “This was a phenomenal event and we could not be happier with the support we have received from Wendy, Scott and the entire staff at Wolfey’s,” said Elyria Police Officer Jim Welsh. “Wolfey’s could have easily just said we’ll donate $1,000.00 and been done with it but they stepped up and along with the financial support they have really been promoting the K5K too and that is also important.” Welsh said they have just over 200 people preregistered already and are looking for more. “We are calling for ALL runners, Avid or Amateur. All walkers, young and old and we are encouraging people to make this a family event. Last year we had families pushing strollers along the route, one guy was on crutches and that is something we really like seeing. That is what this event is all about.”

Joining Wolfey’s as Top Tier Sponsors are Elyria Memorial Hospital, LifeCare Ambulance and Time Warner Cable. Welsh said that sponsors are not just donating money but they will be active during the event. “Time Warner Cable will have their staff on hand passing out fruits, power bars and drinks to the participants and LifeCare will be there of course with their Paramedics on bikes following the runners just in case someone needs help. Elyria Firefighters will be set up checking blood pressures and Great Lakes Church from Amherst will have a Jump House and Cotton Candy machine for the kids.”

Wendy Wolfe applauded the other sponsors and people working on the K5K saying it is a great event for the community. “The entire community has supported this event and all events in Jim’s name, that is a true testament to the kind of person and Officer Jim was. Jim was all about his FAMILY, his COMMUNITY and HEALTH – I believe the K5K really brings all of those together in one event. We have been honored to be a part of this event and will continue to be as long as we are around.”

Welsh encourages runners and walkers to register early at saying that the first 400 people who register will receive a free K5K shirt. They will also have shirts for sale the day of the event.


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