Run for Ben
Thank You for Making the 5th ANNUAL RUN for BEN a Success!
Come Ride With Us in 2016:
August 13, 2016
From James Compton: The Fifth Annual Run For Ben was a complete success!! We went from 20 bikes last year to 42 this year. We raised over $2000 for Prairie Paws this year! The weather was perfect, the bikes were loud, the band was great, the food was awesome. Too many people to thank but I’ll try. Thanks so much to my mom, Roberta LaVelle Compton, she did a hell of a lot of leg work helping to put the ride together for 5 years now. Also thanks to Prairie Paws’ director Melissa Collins Reed for all her efforts as well as Jackie Bennett who made the after ride dinner a complete success. The Ottawa Eagles Lodge graciously allowed us to use their hall for the after ride dinner and party. The Ottawa Police Department was a huge help making our roll out down Main Street safe and impressive. The Frisk Band rocked out after the ride and made the after party a blast. Thanks for letting me jam with you as well! Jason Farr and Brandon Shannon did a great job helping the group get through tricky intersections and staying safe. Centropolis Christian Church provided a great breakfast during registration. A great bunch of local sponsors helped out financially and with great prizes. And a slew of volunteers from Prairie Paws helped registration and the dinner go smoothly. Finally all our riders came out and made this the best run yet. Thanks again to EVERYONE who had anything to do with making it possible. See you next year – James Compton