November 2nd, 2022 — The Discover Whitewater Series (DWS): Half Marathon, 5K, and W3 Fit Kid Shuffle held its tenth annual race banquet on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, at Willow Brook Golf Course. Race sponsors, team leaders, volunteers, and five local charities came together for an evening to celebrate the success of the 10th Anniversary DWS race.
“The DWS’s mission is to give back to the community and organizations that dedicate their time to support others around the city,” DWS Executive Director Jefferey Knight says.
During the banquet, DWS presented $5,000 to each of the five charity partners, for a total of $25,000 distributed. These five charities include: Working for Whitewater’s Wellness, Bethel House, Whitewater Unified School District, Whitewater LEADS, and the J-Hawk Aquatic Club.
Excluding the DWS donations, an additional $622 was directly donated from anonymous individuals to the charities of their choosing on the DWS website. Over the last ten years, the DWS has raised a total of $254,500 for the local charities of Whitewater.
“It is always a great experience to witness the hard work local sponsors, volunteers, community members, and race partners put into the DWS,” Course Marshall, Jeff Miller said. “The DWS this year is one to remember, to see the community come together and make the DWS a success is incredible.”
The DWS Team would like to thank everyone who came together to make the 10th Anniversary race a success. Celebrating the hard work and dedication that was put forth by volunteers, races, and sponsors, the 10th Anniversary DWS Banquet was incredibly successful.