Thursday, February 27, 2014


It's that time of year....put your running (walking) shoes on and get registered!

First of all, we want to thank Jared Parker's digital design class at Fairmont for their AWESOME Logo designs.  We had a hard time choosing, but we found one that will be perfect for the t-shirts and medals.

The submitted logos:

And the winner is....

Galen Nelson.  Great job!  Thanks Galen and all of Mr. Parker's class for your work on this means a lot to our family!

Mr. Parker's Digital Design class

You'll see the winner when the invites go out on Facebook - there will also be advertisements throughout the Kettering Community - thanks to Orange Leaf Yogurt (Thanks Christy Bombatch!),
our Corporate Sponsor this year.

General Information - (to SAVE THE DATE!)


Date:  Saturday, June 21

Time:  8 a.m. (registration will begin at 7 a.m.)

Location:  Fairmont High School - Trent Arena

There will be online registration (through KeySports) and paper registration will be available at Fairmont and other locations (to be announced).

If you can't do the 5K, but would like to volunteer, you can sign up online @

This year like last year, at the end of the race there will be a balloon release.  Before awarding the medals for each age group, door prizes will be awarded (your name goes in the drawing when you register).  

Also, something new this year - Because the funds for Melissa's scholarship are growing - we are going to give away a second $1000.00 scholarship (the first scholarship Fairmont seniors can apply for - applications due April 15).

Any Fairmont student (freshman through senior) who registers AND participates in the 5K will have their name in the drawing for the second $1000 scholarship.  The stipulation is - they have to graduate from Fairmont and when they graduate, the check will be written to the institution they are attending.

100% of the funds raised will go to the Fairmont Boosters and support all of the Athletic Clubs at Fairmont.  

(Just a note...when Melissa was in the hospital, she HATED wearing the hospital gowns.  She asked her dad to call Jonnie, our friend who is the Athletic Secretary at Fairmont, and see if she could get her a Fairmont t-shirt to wear-instead of the gown.  Jonnie sent an email out to all of the coaches...and EVERY coach sent a t-shirt for Melissa.  Coach Hank Bias, the boys basketball coach at the time, sent a hoodie - the NEW hoodie that the boys hadn't even seen at that point!  She LOVED it.  That's what she wore the last two months of her life...Fairmont t-shirts!  
After she passed away, her mother in law (Diana) made a quilt of all those t-shirts.  Every sport at Fairmont is represented in that quilt...  I'm pretty sure she wore them all.  We raffled the quilt off at the fundraiser we had for her scholarship fund.  (We raised $24,000 at that fundraiser - probably $5000 of it was from the quilt!)  One of her best friends from high school won the quilt-she would be happy about that too...

So I KNOW that Melissa would be happy to support ALL of the athletes at Fairmont.  


And of course, I have to end with Andrew and Max...I do that for Melissa.  She would expect no less...

An overnighter with Pop Pop and Pamma.  Havin' fun!

Boonshoft's newest members...

Have a good weekend ~ 

Hope to see you at the 5K!

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