The Readers Say: Challenge Wheeling Event Was a Success
Event Was a Success
The fifth Challenge Wheeling scavenger race showed off Wheeling and its caring community in great fashion. I do mean the fashion aspect with Team Love, the Colerain Karters, and the Neverland Scavengers winning for best team costumes.
Challenge Wheeling racers use clues to navigate around the city and find bits of Wheeling they might not know are there. Since this scavenger race started, another scavenger race in Parkersburg has taken root, but Challenge Wheeling was the first.
I am thankful for the Flooring Center and their presentation of this race concept and to River City Restaurant which serves as the race headquarters. Our sponsors helped make this year’s race a success — The Health Plan; Orrick, Sutcliffe and Herrington; Wheeling Heritage; Kennen & Kennen Realtors; the Cafaro Foundation; Wheeling Convention & Visitors Bureau, BB&T, and Kohls. We had additional in-kind support from the West Virginia National Guard, R&V Embroidery, Beyond Marketing, and Advanced Entertainment (DJ Daner).
Challenge Wheeling gives people a great option for healthy entertainment with prizes for the winners. This year’s top three teams were Cut The Crepe, New Kidds On The Block, and Brizus and The Disciples. In addition, the Wild Goose Chasers received the coveted Dead Last But Finished trophy.
The fun and excitement of Challenge Wheeling is balanced by the race’s purpose for Youth Services System. YSS works every day with youth, with families, and with adults in our community. Sponsors and participants enable our work. Since this race first began, YSS has added the Youth Mentoring Network and its program of adult mentors working with youth and Lazarus House and Mary & Martha House, adult sober living homes for individuals in long term recovery from substance use disorder, to our services network.
I want to thank everyone for joining with YSS, the Flooring Center, our sponsors and volunteers in this year’s event. Many thanks from all those we serve.
John Moses, chief executive officer
Youth Services System Inc.