Davenport, Iowa (PRWEB) July 03, 2013
Mel Foster Co.’s Color the Quads raised over $50,000 for local charities during its first annual colorful run on June 1 in Bettendorf, Iowa. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the first Color the Quads event went to the YMCA Youth Solutions/Camp Abe Lincoln and the Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. Each organization received $25,500, thanks to the generosity of over 3,300 participants, 300 children racers and sponsors.
"Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants whose hard work made the Color the Quads such a great success," said Scott County Family Y CEO Brad Martell. "The funds we receive will go directly to support at-risk students and children through Camp Abe Lincoln and our Solutions outreach program. Having good, healthy fun while strengthening the community is what the Y is all about."
“This event was well organized and The Children's Therapy Center was honored to be involved. The funds are important because more and more families are under insured or uninsured. This fiscal year, 62% of the services we have provided have not been reimbursed,” said Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities’ W.K. Junker.
The event’s Color Party, Color Explosion and Color Burst sponsors include; Mel Foster Co., Tri-City Electric, Orthopaedic Specialists, Gomez May LLP, Vollertsen, Britt & Gorsline P.C., Valley Bank, Pear Advertising, Terrostar Interactive Media, Radon Solutions, Hawkeye Paving, Active Endeavors, Quad-City Times, Build to Suit, XPAC, TMI, and Hy-Vee.
“We are thrilled with the way our company, the sponsors and the entire community got behind this event. We are very fortunate to live in an area where giving back is such a high priority,” said Lynsey Engels, President of Mel Foster Co.
About Mel Foster Co. Inc.
Mel Foster Co. is a recognized leader for real estate and insurance. Mel Foster Co. Real Estate specializes in residential sales and offers services for a broader spectrum of property transactions including commercial, farm and land, land development and management, relocation and new construction. Founded in 1921, it is one of Iowa’s largest independently owned real estate companies. Mel Foster Insurance was founded in 1932 and represents over 25 insurance carriers and offers coverage for residential and commercial clients. Visit http://www.melfosterco.com for more information.
About the Scott County Family Y
The Scott County Family Y has been strengthening the Quad Cities since 1858. Through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, we connect over 50,000 people in our community through programs and membership, which includes service to one out of every two children in Scott County.
About Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities
The Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities is a non-profit, federally qualified 501(c)(3) community based pediatric rehabilitation center. We are dedicated to our mission of providing direct therapy and assistance to children in our community, helping them attain the highest level of independence possible. To this end, we provide speech, physical, occupational and feeding therapy. No child is ever turned away because of the family's inability to pay for the services needed and provided.