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KIND 5th Annual Bowling Event

This event is becoming more successful each year with attendance. Please come and join us for this fundraising event.



Saturday January 25, 2014     6-8 pm 

Poelking Bowling Center

1403 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, Ohio

  • Double Play – $215 (SAVE $25)-Register at team (4) and sponsor a lane
  • Register a Team (4) – $115 – Price includes 2 hrs of Bowling, shoe rental, unlimited soda, 1 lg. pizza, and event shirt for bowlers
  • Spare Bowlers added to a team – $35
  • Sponsor a Lane – $125 – Price includes lg. banner at end of lane, sponsor name on all printed and media coverage
  • High Score individual/team (2 available) – $75 – Price includes sign with sponsor name and sponsor name on all printed and media coverage

Questions or comments contact Erica Rinehart at 937-409-8433 or



If you are wanting more information about the KIND program, please contact:
Erica Rinehart, Fundraising Coordinator

If you would like to have more information about the K-12th Program, please
Tamara Madison, K-12th Program Leader

If you would like to have more information about Memorial Church and how KIND started,
please contact:
Ed Fox, Pastor of Memorial Church

2013 Golf Outing: A Huge Success!!

Solid Blend Technologies

Thank you, Solid Blend Technologies!

We had a wonderful day of golfing and raised lots of money for KIND on May 2, 2013. Our gratitude goes out to all of our supporters and golfers for making it such a success. We especially want to thank our event sponsor, Solid Blend Technologies! We couldn’t have done it without you. You helped changed children’s lives out on that golf course, one stroke at a time, and we are forever grateful.

Event Sponsor:
Solid Blend Technologies

Hole Sponsors

Automated Solutions Group

Messer Construction
Uptime Solutions
The KIND Program


First Place Team: Mark Williams, Andrew Valiquette, & Doug Weymeyer

Longest Drive: Lee Elrich

Closest to the Pin: John White

Harley Rinehart: Winner!


Harley Rinehart, Winner of Violence Prevention Essay Contest, with Dayton Prosecuting Attorney Matt Heck

Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

The Kids In New Directions program is proud to have a winner within the top 10 for The 22nd Annual Violence Prevention (VPP). Harley Rinehart was recognized on May 16, 2012 for her essay “Don’t Be a Bully.” Dayton’s Prosecuting Attorney Mathias H. Heck, Jr. presented the awards at the Masonic Temple of Dayton. This year, the VPP received more than 2000 entries from students representing 26 schools in Montgomery County. During the ceremony they acknowledged the top winners.

The Violence Prevention Project began in 1990 to offer information about alternatives to violence as a means to solving problems. The close connection between violence and the use of illegal drugs soon led to a discussion about alternatives to drugs as well as violent behavior and bullying. And, with the increased access to electronic technology it was necessary to include the subject of internet safety. The education programs and this contest have been used to encourage members of our community, particularly our youth, to promote positive behavior.

The posters and essays they received during this year’s contest prove that the youth are aware of the problems that exist and have messages to share. Hopefully, these messages will promote others to consider peaceful resolutions to problems.

Congratulations, Harley Rinehart, for a job well done!

KIND and YMCA Create “GET UP” Commercial


Over the summer KIND took weekly trips to the YMCA in Trotwood as part of the theme for the summer revolving around getting active.  While there KIND as well as other groups created a “GET UP” commercial which can be viewed here!