Eagles’ Wings 5K Soars Past Expectations

May 11, 2014

The 4th Annual Elim Eagles' Wings 5K hosted the over 600 participants, by far the most ever. We had the best weather we've ever seen, and we had so many people sign up that people were still entering as the 5K event kicked off. The course was absolutely packed with Elim families, staff members, and lots and lots of friends who believe in the work and ministry of Elim Christian Services. It was encouraging and thrilling to see everyone gathering together in support of the Elim community.
In total, we raised over $46,000, which was enough to fund the following and more:
  • SMART Board for Elim's autism comprehensive education program for children
  • Pool Hoyer Lift (for liftying children into and out of wheelchairs and into the pool)
  • Palos Heights campus security cameras
  • Recreational arcade game for the Adult Services program
  • 4 iPads for the Assistive Technology program in our school
  • 98 stackable chairs to replace old, cracked ones in the Adult Services program
  • A replacement iMac for the Adult Services program
  • 5 personal computers for our "Crossroads" Computer and Office Readiness Education (CORE) program
Special THANKS to our many sponsors:  
Athletico, Aurelio's Pizza of Palos Heights, Avalon Petroleum Company, Awesome Automotive, Baird's Drapery Services, Inc., Barraco's, Bon A Pit, Boss Electric, Inc., Breadsmith, Break Thru Enterprises, Clarence Davids & Co., Commercial Carpet Consultants, Continental Electric, Cooper's Hawk, Corsetti Structural Steel, Inc., Costco Wholesale, Dordt College, Executive Construction Inc., Fannie May, Firehouse Subs, First American Bank, Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions, Golden Shoes, Hairs to You Too Ltd., Hanger Prosthetics, Hillner Industrial Maintenance Co., Inc., Homewood Disposal and Service Sanitation, Jack Mudde/Edward Jones, James a Gianfrancisco, MD, Ltd., Jewel Food Stores, Jimmy John's, JMD Services and Entertainment, John's Disposal Service, Julliani's Pizza, Kramer Datapower, Inc., Lima Contractors Inc., Lumes Pancake House, M & M Auto Glass Service, Meehen Orthodontics, Meijer, Mid-Villa Pizza, Nick's Barbeque, Oak Hills Country Club, Oak Lawn Toyota, Orland Bakery, Palos Sports, Inc., Pop's, Proven Business Systems, Providence Bank, RoyalBerry Waffle House, Running for Kicks, Schaaf Window, Millwork and Doors, Simply Sices, Squeegee Squad, Super Electric Construction Co., Taco Burrito King, Tastee Freez, Triangle Decorating Company, Walts, Westside Mechanical – Chicago, and Windy City Thunderbolts.

Please plan to join us at the 5th Annual Elim Eagles' Wings 5K on May 9, 2015!

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