Revive Fitness Gives Big to Dell Rapids Connections

2016revivedonationBrittani and Lee Bollock and Revive Fitness have outdone themselves with another generous donation to the Dell Rapids Connections group.  The Bollocks presented a check to the Connections group during the Bobby Bugattii Jones concert at City Park on Wednesday, September 14th.  The check donated to Connections was $6,000.  The funds donated were raised during the 2nd Annual Revive & Connections Family Fun Event that was held on Saturday, August 27th.  That event consisted of a 5k, 10k, one mile fun run, kids relay, raffles, bounce house, fire truck, ambulance, live music, games, and crafts.

With the generous donation, the Dell Rapids Connections group is looking at bringing in more events like the Bobby Jones event that was just held.

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Bobby Bugattii Jones Shares in Dell Rapids

bobbyjones_1Bobby Bugattii Jones shared his message with students at both Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary schools on Wednesday, September 14th.  Jones spoke to students at St Mary High School at an assembly and then spoke to students at Dell Rapids High School later in the afternoon.  The assembly at both schools was for students in 7th – 12th grade.

A native of Yankton, SD and former football player at Michigan State University, Jones shared his testimony to the students.  Jones fell into the world of alcohol addiction after falling short of his NFL dream.  In 2012 Jones found Christ after nine months in recovery and found a new purpose for his life.  Now bobbyjones_2Jones is a speaker, singer, songwriter and performer.  He shares his story of faith to motivate youth to make right choices for their future.

The Dell Rapids Connection group sponsored both assemblies.  Dell Rapids Connections also held a free picnic cookout at the park at 6:30, with Jones performing at the band shell at 7:30.

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2nd Annual Revive & Connections Family Event

2ndAnnualRevive5k_5On an almost perfect Saturday morning in Dell Rapids, the 2nd Annual Revive & Connections Family Fun Event was held at Dell Rapids City Park on Saturday, August 27th.  The event consisted of a 5k, 10k, one mile fun run, kids relay, raffles, bounce house, fire truck, ambulance, live music, games, and crafts.  The Farmer’s Market also set up in the park during the event.

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Revive Fitness owner Brittani Bollock said, “It had a great turnout, and I am so thankful for people who are so involved in the community and support so much!”

Bollock will donate all of the proceeds from the event to the Dell Rapids Connections group.

Bollock, her staff, and all the volunteers put on another great event for the community of Dell Rapids!!

 

The winners of the 10k and 5k divisions were:

10k
OVERALL WOMAN:   Summer Schultz (overall everyone & 40-49 woman)
OVERALL MAN:   Travis Ahlers (30-39)
20-29:   Elizabeth Johnston (F)
30-39:   Amanda McMillan (F)   Travis Ahlers (M)
40-49:   Summer Schultz (F)     Terry Pederson (M)
50+:    Lisa Schroeder (F)
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5k
OVERALL WOMAN:   Kirsten Church (20-29)
OVERALL MAN:   Kyle Finn (overall everyone & 20-29)
0-19:   Elaina Haugaard (F)    Joshua Fletcher   (M)
20-29:   Kirsten Church (F)   Kyle Finn (M)
30-39:   Heidi Thoreson (F)    Jeff Thoreson (M)
40-49:   Shauna Hoglund (F)   Will Boever  (M)
50+:   Lisa Schroeder (F)   Dennis Erkfritz   (M)
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Dell Rapids Connections to Host Social Media Night for Parents

SocialMediaThe Dell Rapids Connections group will be hosting a Social Media Night for parents in the Dell Rapids community on Tuesday, March 29.  The event will be held in the Dell Rapids Middle School commons starting at 6:30.  Included in the event will be a presentation by DCI Special Agent Troy Boone and Minnehaha County Detective Derek Kuchenreuther regarding social media use and abuse and what parents can do to keep their children safe in the cyber world.  This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including representatives from Carroll Institute, The New Colossus, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Department and local schools.

This event is free to the public and light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact DRMS counselor Kate Telkamp at kate.telkamp@k12.sd.us or by phone at 428-5473.

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Revive Fitness Presents Donation to Dell Rapids Connections

Revive Fitness presented the Dell Rapids Connections group with a $3,000 donation on Thursday, January 21st, during halftime of the Dell Rapids Quarriers vs Madison Bulldogs boys basketball game.  The money donated was raised as part of the Revive You 5k + Family Fun Run held on Saturday, September 19th.

“My goal is to raise awareness for a group of people who give back and help the whole community in not only day-to-day living, but are also a major role in crisis situations,” said owner of Revive Fitness Brittani Bollock.

ReviveFitnessConnectionDonationBollock said that last fall when Revive Fitness was celebrating their one-year anniversary, they started searching for a local group to pay forward all the love and generosity that they have received from the community.

“As far as Revive and my family, we are, and continue to be, humbled and amazed by the support of our community and the surrounding area,” Bollock said.

When Connections came to mind, Bollock said that they didn’t have a second thought on where they were going to give back.  “Not only is the mission they stand for all we believe in, but the people who make up this group are second to none. They are also some of the first people in line to give of themselves and their time to better the lives of the community. When we opened Revive, our goal was to not only help better the lives of our members, but to give back and be involved in our community. Having grown up here and graduated from St. Mary’s, we feel a deep connection with the amazing people of the community and anytime there is an opportunity to give back, we do,” Bollock added.

Dell Rapids Connections will use the funds to help bring activities to Dell Rapids over the next year.

Dr Summer Schultz, superintendent of Dell Rapids High School, said, “We’ve had student groups attend our (Connections) meetings to let us know areas they think would be beneficial to bring in.  We are also lucky enough to have so many different specialties in our group that we get a feel for the information that parents and kids may find useful.  Some of the programming or resources we bring in are ‘uncomfortable’ topics or unknowns that parents, churches and school staff can benefit from learning about.”

Some of the events that have taken place or are planned for the upcoming year by Dell Rapids Connections include Challenge Day, Leadership in Times of Crisis (Connections and community leadership will participate in this event), Texting and Driving assembly for students at both Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary schools, Social Media Parent Presentation, and new Colossus Training for Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary staff.

Revive Fitness is hosting another event to help raise funds for Dell Rapids Connections.  They will be hosting a Revive Game On Challenge over the next eight weeks for members and anyone else in the community who would like to join.  Everyone who has placed a wager on themselves will either receive a wager back or Revive Fitness will donate the funds to Connections.  Anyone interested in joining the event or contributing to the organization can contact Bollock at 605-951-8540.

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Distracted Driving Assembly Held at Dell Rapids Schools

DistractedDrivingAssemblyStudents at Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary took part in student assemblies on Thursday, December 17th, on distracted driving.  Students in grades 7-12 at Dell Rapids had their assembly at 1:00 p.m., while the students at Dell Rapids St Mary had their assembly at 2:30.  The assembly was a powerful message on distracted driving organized by the Dell Rapids Connections group.  The presenters of the assembly lost their son in a distracted-driving accident, and they speak at school in an effort to stop all students and adults from texting and driving.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, 3,154 people were killed, and an estimated 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.  Also according to the NHTSA, sending or receiving a text message takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field blind at 55 mph.

Students and parents were able to sign pledges to never text and drive during the basketball double-header at Dell Rapids High School against Tea Area on Friday, December 18th.  Important information and statistics were also handed out at the ball games.

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Your Kids and Social Media Event

The Dell Rapids Connections for a Healthy Community group presented a live webcast event “Your Kids and Social Media: What You Need to Know” on Tuesday, April 8th, at the Dell Rapids Elementary School.  The seminar was hosted by Avera and the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.  The event was a forum on the types of social media children are using today.  The presentation featured guest speakers South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Brent Gromer, Dr. Shari Eich – Pediatrician at Avera Medical Group Pediatrics, Lezlee Greguson-Lund, PhD, LP – Educational Psychologist with Avera Medial Group Midwest Psychiatric, and Paul Ten Haken – ClickRain President and Chief Online Strategist.

The full event can be seen in the archive video section on Big Sioux Media on the Webcasts page, or can be seen by clicking here.  The opening remarks for the event start at the 7:00 mark of the video.

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L to R:  Paul Ten Haken, Marty Jackley, Brent Gromer, Lezlee Greguson-Lund, Dr. Shari Eich

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First Dell Rapids Connection Assembly a Success

9-4-13 Assembly 1The Dell Rapids Connections group held a kick-off event on Wednesday, September 4th, at the Dell Rapids High School.  The event was an assembly for students in grades 7 through 12 from Dell Rapids public and Dell Rapids St Mary.  Tom Henderson with Restoration Generation was the guest speaker at the assembly.  Also joining Henderson was hip-hop band F.O.G.  Henderson and the band also joined the students for lunch prior to the assembly.

Then in the evening, a free concert was held at City Park with Henderson, F.O.G., and Chris Heesch.

According to the Restoration Generation website, http://www.restoreageneration.com/, the group exists to restore broken relationships all around the world.

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Dell Rapids Connections

“Connections for a Healthy Community”

Dell Rapids Connections is a group of community partners including the Dell Rapids Public School, Dell Rapids St Mary School, the Dell Rapids Ministerial Association, and community members.  The mission is “connecting families to community resources.”

Dell Rapids Connections seeks to:

  • Empower families to make healthy decisions
  • Enhance awareness of community resources
  • Provide education and support to families
  • Provide opportunities to improve/foster healthy relationships

Upcoming September and October Events:

September 4th

  • Restoration Generation
  • Dell Rapids Public and Dell Rapids St Mary MS/HS School Assembly and Evening Community Concert

September 10th

  • National Suicide Awareness Day

September Teaching Staff Goal:  Assist Suicide Prevention Training

October 20th – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

  • “To Save a Life” movie at Old 77 – Parent viewing

October 23rd – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

  • “To Save a Life” movie at Old 77 – 7th through 12th grade viewing
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