Fitness Event Nets $20,000 for Meals on Wheels
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Category: Fundraising

Annual Keep Meals-on-Wheels Rolling Fitness Event


The Annual Keep Meals-on-Wheels Rolling Fitness Event was established to generate revenue for the Isabella County Commission on Aging’s home-delivered meals program. A local private foundation matched dollar per dollar up to $10,000.

The fitness event included an array of activities for all levels of competitors. It included a 5K run/walk, 4-hour or 2-hour canoe/kayak trip, and your choice of a 25, 15, or 5-mile bike ride. Individuals had the opportunity to participate in all three events. A triathlon included a 5K run, a 25-mile bike ride, and a canoe/ kayak trip. There was also a fun walk through our community trails and along the Chippewa River for all ages and abilities.

The day ended with prizes, a raffle, and a picnic dinner for all individuals and volunteers. The participants were asked to raise pledges for their participation. Local businesses donated prizes, which included a Schwinn bike and a kayak. They also provided sponsorship for awards, snacks, and the picnic dinner.


The Annual Keep Meals-on-Wheels Rolling Fitness Event generated $20,000 for our home-delivered meals program. Our program provides meals to 724 individuals of Isabella and Gratiot Counties. These meals are extremely important to those individuals who are homebound, physically or mentally unable to attend a congregate meal site, or unable to adequately prepare their own meals.

Our community volunteers see the importance of our program. They donated their time and effort in helping put on this event, while making it a success. Our local supports believe in us and the efforts we put forth.

  • Number of staff/volunteers required to run program: 83
  • Revenue: $21,094
  • Expense: $1,094
  • Net: $20,000


Sally Wojciechowski
Isabella County Commission on Aging
2200 South Lincoln Road
Mount Pleasant, MI  48858-9036


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