By Caitlin Richards, Katy Christian Magazine
The Katy Resurrection Run hosted by Faith West and Katy/Fort Bend Christian Magazines is off to a great start. More community partners are stepping up to support the Run through sponsorships. A total of six community partners are joining title sponsors B&B Butchers and Restaurant as sponsors.
“It is amazing to see how each of these businesses are using their gifts to help the community,” Joseph Menslage, Katy/Fort Bend Christian Magazines publisher and Katy Resurrection Run founder said. “We are thrilled and thankful to have their support.”
State Farm Insurance Agent Matt Schomburg and State Representative John Zerwas have joined the team as bronze sponsors.
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Covering Katy will be a media sponsor, and ER Katy will be the medical sponsor. Christian trial lawyers, Simmons and Fletcher deserve an honorable mention for their generosity. Each of these community partners is equally excited to be a part of the inaugural event.
“It is more of a blessing to be able to give back to the community that has supported our business for so long,” Schomburg said. “Plus, knowing that they are out there doing good things for different non-profits makes us feel good to be a part of it.”
By supporting the Run these businesses will be supporting the many organizations Faith West’s Eagle Initiative supports. The Eagle Initiative is Faith West’s outreach to the community where they give Faith West camp and school scholarships, and partner with numerous community organizations to make a difference.
“Covering Katy is about serving the community,” Dennis Spellman, founder and editor-in-chief for Covering Katy said. “Not only by providing news, but also by being a part of the community and helping non-profit organizations and groups that give back to our community, in the same way that Faith West does. So we want to be part of it.”
Organizations the Eagle Initiative benefits include Caring 4 Katy, Good Shepherd, Sunshine Kids, and Sunshine Thru the Rain. The Eagle Initiative’s impact is far reaching as some of the organizations benefit children and families from downtown Houston to the greater area.
Through the Eagle Initiative Faith West is able to open its many facilities like Camp West and Lake West to community organizations at no cost to host events and activities. This includes events like a Christmas experience for children within Child Protective Services (CPS) and a CPS adoption day where adoptions increased by 400 percent.