By JOY J. LOHSE
Marketing and Public Relations Director, Lutheran Health Network KCH
WARSAW — Kosciusko Community Hospital announces it support of the 2016 Fat & Skinny Tire Festival as a premier sponsor. The festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20 and closes at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22. The Fat & Skinny Festival is a major annual festival in Kosciusko County with bicycle activities centralized in Winona Lake and downtown Warsaw. Lutheran EMS Kosciusko will be present during the race times should emergency medical care be needed.
Greg Demopoulos, KCV President, Fat & Skinny Tire Fest Co-founder/Co-Director said, “The Fat & Skinny Tire Fest has been about community from day one. It’s a celebration of our community and the blessings we have. One of those blessings of course are the amazing partners we get to work with. An event the size of this, that has been around for more than a decade can’t continue without great partners and we’re honored that KCH is one of them. Their support, encouragement, and sharing of resources should make all of us proud when thousands come to enjoy the festival and it’s rippling benefits every May.”
“As a healthcare organization, Lutheran Health Network KCH promotes taking care of one’s wellness from an early age. The Fat & Skinny Tire Festival shares this vision as all ages participate in outdoor physical activity during the event. We are happy to be a part of this well planned initiative,” said Kirk Ray, CEO of Lutheran Health Network KCH.
The Fat & Skinny Tire Fest is a fun-filled weekend centered around bringing cycling enthusiasts and participants together to share the enjoyment of cycling and the health-related benefits it provides. Furthermore, the aim is to emphasize an attitude on wellness, enjoyment and options available for all ages of cycling enthusiasts in our community. Some of the events this year include; BMX stunt show & Silly Bike Contest in Downtown Warsaw Friday at 7:45 p.m.; Historical Winona Bike Tour at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; and the Ortho Cup corporate Challenge Cruiser Race starting at 1:50 p.m. Sunday.
For further information, go to www.fatandskinnytirefest.com.