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The Discover Whitewater Series (DWS): Half Marathon, 5K and W3 Fit Kid Shuffle held its ninth annual race banquet on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Willow Brook Golf Course. Gathered for a night of celebration were race sponsors, team leaders, volunteers and five local charities. “The purpose of DWS is to support Whitewater by giving back to organizations that are devoted to helping this community,” DWS Executive Director Jeffery Knight said. “It’s always great to see so many members of the Whitewater community come together for this event.”
During the banquet, DWS presented $5,000 to each of the five charities, totaling $25,000. These five charities are: Working for Whitewater’s Wellness, Bethel House, Whitewater Unified School District, Whitewater LEADS and J-Hawk Aquatic Club. Beyond the DWS donations, there was an additional $740 directly donated from anonymous individuals to the charities of their choosing on the DWS website. Over the last nine years, the DWS has been able to raise a total of $229,500. “It really is incredible to witness the amount of work that goes into the DWS,” GWC Chairman Larry Kachel said. “The number of local sponsors, volunteers and community members who come together to help out is inspiring.”
This year’s DWS saw the return of the W3 Fit Kid Shuffle, the post-race awards ceremony, and open registration all the way up until race day. The DWS would like to thank everyone who came together to make this ninth year a success. Next year, the tenth annual DWS will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2021. Planning has already begun to make the DWS’s tenth anniversary race an extraordinary event. Keep an eye out for a special black Friday registration deal.