An Amazing Race!

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Regatta Run, Cpl Matthew Lembke Memorial Scholarship

The 11th Annual Regatta Run could not happen without the wonderful support from the Tualatin Community. We want to thank the 480 people who registered and the 361 who participated in the run this year.

We also want to thank our sponsors- Title Sponsor Integrity Staffing, Platinum Sponsors Therapeutic Associates, Go To The Zone Wellness, The Old Spaghetti Factory, American Heroes Coffee Company, JAE, C & C Trucking, Beebe Chiropractic, and Kadmark, Gold Sponsors Tualatin Life, Wilsonville Honda, Tualatin Auto Body, Firehouse Subs, VFW Post 3452 and the Auxiliary, Attorney Robbert E. Kellogg, Cross Financial Management, Freeze Frame Photography, Silver Sponsors Century Hotel & Hayden’s, Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, Easy Power, Sports Medicine Oregon, Road Runner Sports, Bellagios Pizza, Fred Meyer, Tualatin Soccer Club, Bullwinkles, Cascade Coil, Gunnar Olson State Farm and Kershaw Knives. We couldn’t do this without all of you.

We would also like to acknowledge the various Tualatin High School groups who helped out this year: FBLA, for building the balloon arch, Crimsonnaires for singing the National Anthem, HOSA for manning the water station, the Cheerleaders, Volleyball and Cross Country Teams for manning the course and other volunteers who help out on Race Packet Pick-up and on Race Day with Registration.

Special thanks to art teacher Brenna White and student Trevor Hebert for designing this year’s Regatta Run T-shirt! The Timberwolf Support Organization has also provided the accounting for the run and the scholarship fund at no charge so that more money can go to kids, and the TuHS Tees & Prints print our Sponsor banner for race day.

We also want to acknowledge the Marine Cadets who help with set up, take down, and put on the Iwo Jima tribute and present the colors, followed by the leading of the Pledge of Allegiance by Dale Potts. A shout-out to United Site Services for donating the portable restrooms again this year! We’d also like to thank Bonnie Kiltow for making the quilt this year that we auctioned off. We made $586.00, which will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund, an organization that supports wounded Marines and their families.

Last, but certainly not least, the City of Tualatin is instrumental in providing the shelter and basketball court, barricades, picnic tables, open restrooms, and waiving the permit fee for the event. It takes all of us working together to put on this awesome family-friendly community event. Thank you!

Honoring and remembering Corporal Matthew is at the heart of this run, and we also want to honor ALL Servicemen and Servicewomen-they deserve our compassion, respect, and gratitude for all they have done for our country.

100% of the net proceeds from this year’s Regatta Run go into the Cpl. Matthew Lembke Memorial Scholarship Fund. Next spring, the proceeds will be awarded in the form of college scholarships to deserving TUHS seniors who apply. The criteria for the scholarships are honor, courage, commitment, and service to others. Applications will be available to seniors on Naviance after the start of the year. Recipients are notified in late April/ early May.

Thank you for supporting this wonderful community event and the Cpl. Matthew Lembke Memorial Scholarship Fund!

~Your Regatta Run Event Team:
Dale, Claudia, and Carolyn Lembke; Kathy Hollamon, Debbie Dehler, and Celia Perkins.