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Introducing the Hunger Hike Keynote – Race Johnson


Purdue Football Alumnus to Give Keynote

Race Johnson, Purdue alumnus & former Boilermaker football player, will offer remarks to kick off this year’s Hunger Hike THIS Sunday, September 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza (N 2nd Street, Lafayette). Throughout his life, Race has worked hard and has had a special commitment to serving his community as an individual, as an athlete and with his family and church — and he’s eager to share his story THIS Sunday.

Son of Bill & Jill Johnson, Race was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Carmel. Race has a younger brother, Steele, and younger sister, Hollyn. Steele is a diver at Purdue who has won four NCAA championships and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.

A high school athlete, Race joined the Purdue football team as a walkon in 2013. He was an Academic All-Big Ten player who played in three games in 2015, and eight games in 2016. Race earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Purdue University (West Lafayette) in May 2017. He is currently a member of the Lugar Real Estate Team in Indianapolis.

Join us THIS Sunday to meet Race and hear his remarks at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:30 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).


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Introducing the Hunger Hike Co-chairs


Introducing the Hunger Hike 2018 Co-Chairs
Coach Sharon Versyp & Coach David Kucik

The Hunger Hike 2018 co-chairs are Purdue Coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball) & Dave Kucik (men’s & women’s crew & rowing).

Coaches Versyp & Kucik are perfect ambassadors for Hunger Hike. Both have a high standard for their own work, hold their teams to a high standard and have a serious commitment to serving their community — especially in supporting food assistance and nutrition programs. As wonderful role models they will also be engaging the collegiate athletes on their teams in this Hunger Hike event.

Join us THIS Sunday to meet Coaches Sharon Versyp & Dave Kucik and hear their remarks at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:30 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).


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Pumpkin Patch Benefits Hunger Hike


Volunteer & Raise Money for Hunger Hike 2017

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Congress Street United Methodist Church has selected HUNGER HIKE as one of the benefactors of their annual Great Pumpkin Patch. This partnership includes Hunger Hike providing volunteers (3 hour shifts) to work at the 14th annual  Great Pumpkin Patch — as well as bake and ice cookies (2 – 2.5 hour shifts).


If you’re willing to either help with the Pumpkin Patch (Oct. 6 – 31) or with the Cookies (NOW thru Oct. 20) — here’s what you do:

  1. pumpkinpatch3Sign up — Pumpkin Patch, click HERE; Cookie Baking, click HERE; Cookie Icing,
    click HERE
  2. Enter “Hunger Hike” in the Comments section
  3. SUBMIT, Volunteer & have fun

Please sign up online TODAY — and volunteer, have fun, sell pumpkins, bake cookies, ice cookies and help Hunger Hike achieve its goal of $115,000.


Need some pumpkins? Please consider visiting the Great Pumpkin Patch of the Congress Street United Methodist Church. Each purchase you make supports Hunger Hike.

The Great Pumpkin Patch is open October 6-31 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. — rain or shine — across the street from Tropicanoe Cove & Loeb Stadium. In addition to pumpkins, you’ll also find a unique variety of gourds — plus their famous homemade sugar cookies (pictured below), homemade breads, candies, crafts & much more!

Since 2004 Congress Street United Methodist Church has grown in its Great Pumpkin Patch outreach — you must check it out. Remember ALL proceeds from pumpkin sales go to three local non-profit agencies — including Hunger Hike.

So please head out to the Great Pumpkin Patch, get in the Halloween spirit and support Hunger Hike.

 

 

Volunteer Sign Up Sheets

Hunger Hike relies on hundreds of volunteers each year to make it a success.

Click on the events below and sign up online. Where is asks for QUANTITY — it is asking how many people are you signing up for. If it is just you — enter 1.

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Honorary Co-Chairs


Sharon Versyp | Head Coach | Purdue Women’s Basketball

Just as she did as a player, head coach Sharon Versyp has 2013-09-15-hungerhike2013-059-2put her stamp on the Purdue women’s basketball program. The former Boilermaker point guard has led Purdue to four Big Ten Tournament championships and two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances in her nine seasons as the head coach at her alma mater. She is the second-winningest coach in Purdue history, earning her 180th victory on the Boilermaker sidelines on Feb. 20, 2014, and earned career victory No. 300 with an NCAA First Round victory on March 22, 2014. She has compiled a 194-108 record with the Boilermakers, an average of 21 wins per season, a 311-173 in 14 seasons as a Division I head coach, and her current contract has secured her presence on the Boilermaker sidelines through at least the 2019-20 season.

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David Kucik | Head Coach | Purdue Rowing & Crew Team

KucikCoach Kucik has been Purdue University’s Head Rowing Coach since August 1995. He began rowing in 1964 at Marietta High School. Since then, he has never been far from the sport. His high school crew earned bronze medals at the US Schoolboy National Championships in the spring of 1966. He attended college at Marietta College for one year before acceptance to the United States Naval Academy in 1969. As a collegiate rower, Kucik won all three major regattas; the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Regatta, Eastern Spirits and the Dad Vail Regatta.

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Resources


Hunger Hike Resources — Quick Links

Hunger Hike Fundraising

  • Hunger Hike RegistrationHERE
  • Hunger Hike Team Registration – HERE
  • Collection Form (PDF) – HERE
  • Donate to Hunger Hike – HERE
  • Donate to a Hunger Hike Team – HERE
  • Donate to a “Hiker”  HERE
  • Restaurant Fundraising Nights – HERE

Promotional Materials — Feel free to use anything below to promote Hunger Hike and your Hunger Hike team’s fundraising efforts.

  • Hunger Hike Flier (8.5″x11″) PDF – HERE
  • Hunger Hike Poster PDF – | 11″x17″ | 12″x18″ |
  • Hunger Hike Postcard/handouts PDF – | 6″x4.25″ | 7.5″x5″ |
  • Bulletin/Newsletter Insert 2-sided (8.5″x11″) PDF – HERE
  • Bulletin/Newsletter Article – Sample Text –  | PDF Word Doc |
  • Social Media
    • Facebook Banner/Cover Photo JPG – HERE
    • Instagram Ad Photo (Square) JPG – HERE
  • Hunger Hike PhotosHERE
  • Logo HERE

       


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Volunteer at Hunger Hike

  • Learn more, click HERE
  • Sign up online, click HERE

Other Information

  • Sponsoring Organizations – HERE
  • Event SponsorsHERE

Sponsoring Organizations


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All Hunger Hike proceeds benefit the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry. Learn more about the Hunger Hike sponsoring organizations.


Lafayette Urban Ministry
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The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of more than 40 churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette’s needy children and families.

For over 40 years, LUM has worked to give back the hope, the future, and the self-respect to low-income people in the Greater Lafayette area. LUM takes an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana.

Website | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 | (765) 423-2691


Haiti Ministry – St. Thomas Aquinas Center
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Several times a year, the Haiti Committee at St. Thomas Aquinas travel to St. Francis Xavier Church in Baudin, Haiti. St. Tom’s has over the decades offer medical treatment, administered medicine, improved the quality of water, assisted with strategies to grow food, store food and produce and store seeds.

St. Thomas Aquinas serves as the Catholic Center at Purdue University. The parish engages the youthful energy of all its members to nurture their faith journey across all generations through liturgy, spiritual and intellectual formation, stewardship, and justice with peace. They joyfully welcome all who wish to meet life’s challenges through lived faith in Jesus Christ.

Website | 535 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 | (765) 743-4652


Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

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Since 1981, Food Finders Food Bank has been a critical component of the welfare of Tippecanoe and 15 surrounding counties in Indiana: providing food to member agencies, advocating for the hungry, and educating the public about hunger-related issues.

Funded by United Way, foundations, grants, the USDA, corporations, sponsors, and individual donors, Food Finders Food Bank annually distributes more than 7 million pounds of food to a network of non-profit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout north central Indiana.

Website | 1204 Greenbush Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 | (765) 471-0062


 

Event Sponsors

HH sponsorHere are our Hunger Hike 2019 event sponsors — so far. Please thank them for joining the Fight Against Hunger —  and support their businesses, please.

If you’re interested in becoming a 2019 Hunger Hike event sponsor, please call or email us (765-423-2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org).


Diamond Level – $5,000 – $9,999


Gold Level  – $2,000 – $4,999


Silver Level – $1,000 – $1,999


Bronze Level – $500 – $999

  • Centier Bank
  • City of Lafayette, Indiana
  • Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.
  • Henry Poor Lumber
  • Hodson’s Bay Company
  • Horizon Bank
  • Instant Copy Printing
  • Meijer
  • Property Solution Contractors, Inc.
  • Sagamore Ready Mix
  • Underwood Agency
  • Warren County REMC

Friend Level – $300 – $499

  • Arni’s
  • Blichmann Engineering, LLC
  • Chosnek Law, PC
  • DRLF Consulting LLC
  • Essential Touch Massage
  • Henriott Group, Inc.
  • IGH Steel Fabrication, Inc.
  • NeoVision Optical
  • Stuart & Branigin LLP

In Kind Gifts & Services

  • Aqua Systems – Lafayette
  • Awards Unlimited
  • Essential Touch Massage
  • RatPak Mobile DJs
  • Sign Art Etc.
  • Studio b Dance & Fitness
  • Texas Roadhouse – Lafayette

Wish to be a Hunger Hike Event Sponsor?

If so, please call or email us (765-423-2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org).


Learn more about Hunger Hike, click HERE.

Volunteer

Hunger Hike relies on dozens of volunteers for the Hunger Hike Kick-off event & 3K Walk and more. Please consider becoming a Hunger Hike volunteer as well as a Hunger Hike fundraiser. Sign up to volunteer online, click HERE.


  • T-shirts Sales, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 28 & 29 at St. Thomas Aquinas Center
    – Volunteer Sign Up HERE
  • Fundraising Night at Texas Roadhouse, Tuesday, October 1 from 4 – 10 p.m.
    – Volunteers Sign up HERE
  • Hunger Hike (3K Walk), Sunday, September 22 – Volunteers Sign up HERE
    • Set up, Check in, Water distribution, Route guides, Serve hot dogs, Break down

Thank you.


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