• Limited tickets on sale now for 6th Annual Breakfast of Champions

    April 11, 2012 No comments

    Everyone knows a local hero. Whether it is a family member who has served or is currently serving in the military or a neighbor or friend who as a police officer or firefighter risks their life every day to serve and protect.

    Reservations are now being accepted to honor and recognize all of our local heroes during the 6th Annual Breakfast of Champions to be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 9th, at Five Star Catering at Primo West, 2353 E. Perry Road in Plainfield.

    “These heroes work hard every day protecting and providing safety and essential services for people in need,” said Susie Friend, executive director of the United Way of Hendricks County.  “We will celebrate another set of heroes as well — our companies and individuals who give to United Way to help sustain those essential programs.

    “This annual event has become very popular and each year we look forward to bringing in a great speaker who will inspire us all to be a part of community, to volunteer, to give back and appreciate what we all have,” she added.

    Major General R. Martin Umbarger, The Adjutant General for the Indiana National Guard, will serve as this year’s guest speaker. Past Breakfast of Champions presenters include Butler University Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Stevens, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Vice President of Communications Doug Boles.

    Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call the Hendricks County United Way Office at (317) 745-0310 or send an e-mail to Susie.Friend@uwci.org. Cost is $25 a person or $500 for a reserved table of eight.

    Individuals or companies also can sponsor a hero’s seat or table during this year’s event.

    Master Sponsors of the 2012 event include Duke Energy, the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Hendricks County Flyer, Hendricks Power Cooperative, Hendricks Regional Health, the Indianapolis Colts, State Bank of Lizton and Vectren.

    Proceeds from the event benefit the United Way programs and services in Hendricks County and Zup’s Imagination Fund through the Hendricks County Community Foundation. 

    Zup’s Imagination Fund benefits children’s United Way programs in the county such as the Early Readers Club, which is an early literacy program for children from birth to age 6.   Any Hendricks County child can register for this program to receive 12 books a year. The 6th Annual Zup’s Imagination Award also will be presented during the Breakfast.

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